Severe weather swept through Illinois on Tuesday.
Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by uniting with another storm system coming from the west to form one giant cyclone, forecasters say.
Severe weather swept through Illinois Saturday, leaving some destruction in its wake.
Authorities said Wednesday they are are getting closer to restoring power to Willis Tower after flooding in the building’s basement knocked out the lights at the iconic Chicago skyscraper.
Willis Tower remains without power Tuesday and Lower Wacker Drive is expected to be closed until the end of week after record-setting rain led to extensive flooding.
The city and suburbs were doused with rain for the majority of Sunday -- specifically more than three inches of rain in just 12 hours, and it has created some of the worst flooding in more than 60 years.
Willis Tower lost power early Monday after flooding from the Chicago River spilled into the building’s basement.
A day full of showers and thunderstorms culminated in significant flooding Sunday evening as rain overflowed the Chicago River and rendered some local roadways impassable.
A flash flood watch is in effect from 4 a.m. Sunday until the end of the day, as heavy rains could bring up to two inches of rain to northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Heavy rains are expected to continue falling over the Chicago area Friday morning, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch.
Storms south of I-80 could bring wind gusts up to 70 mph, hail as large as “ping-pong” balls, rainfall over 3 inches and possible flooding, the weather service said.
Thunderstorms will hit the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon and evening, while areas farther west could see a tornado threat, forecasters say.
Storms killed at least six people in Mississippi and destroyed 300 homes in Louisiana.
A nasty mix of snow, wind and thunderstorms is expected to move across northern Illinois Thursday afternoon, forecasters say.
A tornado watch for parts of the Chicago area was issued on Saturday night, but was canceled around 11:30pm.
A tornado has damaged Jonesboro, Arkansas.
A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.
Chicago residents venturing out during the stay-at-home order can expect thunderstorms to hit Friday evening, and severe storms to follow later Saturday.
Six people were killed when a fierce rainstorm swept two vehicles off an Indiana road.
The blast of wind was captured around 7:45 a.m. by an instrument at 9,186 feet on Kirkwood Mountain south of Lake Tahoe, said National Weather Service forecaster Alex Hoon.