July 22, 2014; 2:17 AM ET
Cooler air will persist across the Chicago area into the weekend but temperatures will spike into next week. more >
Watch for a severe thunderstorm this evening; storms can bring downpours, large hail and damaging winds Details >
Crews recovered the body of a teenager who had been swimming in far north suburban Third Lake, near Grayslake.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
In an effort to cut down the time it takes to scan storms in order to alert the public of tornadoes and severe storms, the National Weather Service made small but potentially life-saving adjustments to their radar operations.Read Story >