Weather reports from Chicago and the suburbs.
Projections through Tuesday night call for 1-3 inches over most of northeastern Illinois. Some areas closer to Lake Michigan could see 3-5 inches of snow.
Snowfall of up to an inch an hour is expected to develop over the city between 6 and 8 a.m., the National Weather Service said.
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The earliest trace of snow was record in the Chicago area on Sept. 25, 1942. The earliest measurable snow was .3 of an inch on Oct. 12, 2006, according to the National Weather Service.
Spikes in energy prices point to higher costs to heat homes, while some residents already report increases in their bills.
PAWS Chicago staffers drove to Florida to rescue 53 animals after the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Another team will make the trip next week.
More than 1 million homes and businesses were without electricity, and Florida Power and Light warned those in Ian’s path to brace for days without power.
The Puerto Rican Agenda of Chicago and other community organizations are aiming to raise at least $100,000 to send to local Puerto Rican communities as they recover from Hurricane Fiona.
The blow from Fiona was made more devastating because Puerto Rico has yet to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017, which destroyed the power grid. More than 3,000 homes on the island remain covered by blue tarps.
More than 2,100 reports to 311 of “water in basement” or “water on street” were logged after heavy rains hit the area Sunday.
The North Side was slammed particularly hard, with some portions recording up to 5 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
One was in southeast Aurora near southwest Naperville with winds peaking at an estimated 85 miles per hour; another twister hit southern Romeoville, peaking with winds at 70 miles per hour; and a third tornado with winds topping at 75 miles per hour landed just north of the town of Manhattan.
A tornado touched down near 95th Street and Route 59, snapping trees and damaging some roofs, according to the National Weather Service.
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The heat index was expected to peak between 105 and 110 degrees in the afternoon.
The high is expected to be near 99, just shy of the record of 101 set in 1988. The National Weather Service warned that the heat index could climb into the low 100s across northwest Illinois.
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“We clock in here like it’s our job,” said a Humboldt Park woman who spent Tuesday at Montrose Beach with her husband.
The supercell thunderstorm produced gusts that knocked over parked airplanes, topped over trees and left thousands without power.
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