Unseasonably warm temperatures and high humidity will continue in the Chicago area through Friday.Samuel Shea is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He says there's a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening.
On Monday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued a disaster proclamation for southern parts of the state. Representatives from the National Weather Service predict that the Ohio River could reach record levels there by this weekend.
A tornado temporarily closed down the St. Louis airport on Saturday, and storms raged through Illinois earlier in the week. Spring may bring milder temperatures but it also kicks off the tornado and storm season.
There is a new focus on the safety of Lake Shore Drive and how Lake Michigan affects it after last week's blizzard. Hundreds of drivers got stuck in the snow there and eventually had to abandon their vehicles.Illinois U.S.
Last week, it was another blizzard.Now, it's "just" some of the coldest weather so far this winter.As USA Today writes, "a blast of arctic air ... is poised to pour across the central, southern and eastern USA today and Wednesday.
Chicago officials say crews have now opened most side streets after this week’s blizzard. And they’re rejecting claims that the city is neglecting some neighborhoods. Complaints about the snow removal are coming from several City Council members. Ald.