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“NNE’ winds to send lake-cooled air inland Thursday, building waves/rip currents; modest cooling they produce comes on heels of 10-day streak of 88-degree-plus temps

Yesterday at 11PM by WGN Team
Sunrise through fog on meadow near Algonquin, IL.

Low pressure brings end to unusual warm spell

Yesterday at 7PM by Paul Dailey
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It’s official! The National Weather Service announces plans for a new global forecast model designed to become the world’s best; new model to extend forecasts to 8 to 10 days and predictions of extreme weather events beyond two weeks and to further improve hurricane forecasts

Yesterday at 7PM by Tom Skilling
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Rain prospects rise Thursday following air quality alert

07|26|16 by WGN Team
last night as the storm complex approached Valparaiso lots of vertical activity behind a shelf cloud

Approaching cold front to bring showers Thursday

07|26|16 by Paul Dailey

Air Quality Alert in effect Wednesday for a good portion of the Chicago area and northwest Indiana

07|26|16 by Paul Dailey
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Current Metro and Regional weather radar

07|26|16 by Paul Dailey
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Moderate temps in coming days; new hot spell next week

07|25|16 by WGN Team
Right before the crazy storms began on Sunday July 24.

After wet weekend, Chicago area dries out

07|25|16 by Paul Dailey
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Blistering heat & stifling humidities Sunday fuel the area’s 8th outbreak of thunderstorms since late weekend; downpours have produced 4-6″ rain over the past week in hardest hit locations, more than falls in a full July; spectacular viewer pictures catalog the storms

07|24|16 by Tom Skilling
This photo was taken a short time ago on the Whiting, IN lakefront. We took a drive with our kids to enjoy this wondrous light storm. I rolled down the window and tried to juxtapose the sunset with the storm clouds over the lake when this this bolt struck! The energy was incredible! We could feel it's electrifying ferocity! Wow!

Excess Heat – then severe storms hit Sunday

07|24|16 by Paul Dailey
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Nearly perfect atmospheric conditions for severe weather

07|24|16 by WGN Team
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Where is the best place to see Perseid meteor showers?

Yesterday at 7PM by Tom Skilling

1-minute forecast: Sunny, high of 88; isolated storms tonight

Yesterday at 1PM by Thomas Owen
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