WASHINGTON | If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.
Ah the region, home to sand, steel mills ... and surfers?
Bart Glowacki, left, of Wilmette, and Richard Pawlowski, of Orland Hills, wind surf at Wolf Lake in Hammond in October 2011.
When the weather's strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California penins…
The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.
Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Former Valparaiso coach and athletic director Mark Hoffman looks over flooding at the Vikings' stadium Friday night. Heavy rain and lightning forced the postponement of the Vikings' game against LaPorte.
Members of the Valparaiso High School football team get a first look at the field as rain and lightning moved through the area Friday night. The Vikings game against LaPorte was postponed until Saturday.
As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead come to mind.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside Golf Course for a while.
Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.
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.
SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.
VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.
Gerald Alban, 22, reacts after diving into the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago. Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. Chicago would normally see highs in the 80s and lows in the mid-60s, but the weather se…
CHICAGO | Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Bartek Lasak, 3, runs back to shore after trying to play in the cold water at the lakefront Friday in Chicago.
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