A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.
Two lines of powerful storms battered the region late Monday as emergency responders scrambled to deal with damage caused by high winds, lighting and heavy rain.
MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana was expected to remain under a flash flood warning until early Sunday with as much as 1.5 inches of rain falling in an hour, officials said.
Gusty thunderstorms quickly blew through the region Thursday night, leaving little evidence of their presence Friday morning.
VALPARAISO | Now that the weather finally has warmed enough that we can expect less snow and more rain, Valparaiso announced it is again offering rain barrels for residents.
Freezing fog created some slippery roads Friday morning , but temperatures were expected to rise above freezing by noon, lifting the fog and glaze.
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High water closes a section of 25th Avenue between Burr Street and Colfax Avenue in Gary's Black Oak section.
Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through week's end, prompting a flood watch for the region.
A car is stopped along Smoke Road in Valparaiso while a large tree sits over the road and power lines just south of Division Road after a strong midsummer storm moved through the area.
A strong storm moves over Valparaiso last summer.
A winter storm was expected to continue to bring snow into the Chicago area until Wednesday morning.
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The Chicago area broke a 99-year record Tuesday morning, with the mercury hitting 63 degrees.
Wind and rain from Hurricane Isaac likely will hit the Calumet Region by this weekend, according to the latest weather forecast models.
A car is stopped Friday along Smoke Road in Valparaiso while a large tree sits over the road and power lines just south of Division Road after a strong storm moved through the area.
Comcast worker Chris Adkins verifies that power lines are unenergized Friday along Smoke Road south of Division Road in Valparaiso after a large tree fell over them during the storm.
Comcast worker Chris Adkins looks at a large tree that fell over Smoke Road and power lines just south of Division Road in Valparaiso after a strong storm moved through the area Friday.
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