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  • U.S. retailers likely to just meet holiday sales forecasts: experts

    U.S. retailers likely to just meet holiday sales forecasts: experts
    U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by...
  • Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white

    Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white
    Christmas Eve shaped up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for travelers in the Great Lakes, the Northeast and a storm-battered swath of the South. While parts of the South cleaned up from severe...
  • Early gift to Christmas travelers: Winter storm weakens

    Travelers got an early Christmas present from Mother Nature on Wednesday when a cold front that forecasters feared could have dumped up to 6 inches of snow over Chicago’s airports moved farther east and waned as temperatures rose. Air travel...
  • Ask Tom: Which Chicago Christmas was the coldest? The warmest?

    Dear Tom, When did Chicago experience its coldest and warmest Christmases? — Stephen Verhaeren, Palos Park Dear Stephen, As unusual as it seems, Chicago's coldest and warmest Christmases came back to back in 1982 and 1983. Christmas 1982 was...
  • Above-normal start to week ahead, below-normal finish

    Inclement weather is no stranger to Chicago during the holiday week that extends from Christmas through New Year's Day, but this year the atmosphere is giving the area a break. It won't be T-shirt and Bermuda shorts weather — it's winter, after...
  • Christmas quiz will test your knowledge of holiday season

    I used to torment my parents on Christmas morning by waking up in the middle of the night and asking them if it was time to get up. They would send me and my sister back to bed, but we were so excited we'd return every 15 minutes until they finally gave...
  • Tornadoes kill four people, cause major damage in Mississippi

    Tornadoes unleashed by thunderstorms along the U.S. Gulf Coast ripped through southeastern Mississippi on Tuesday, killing four people, injuring many and causing extensive damage, authorities said. One of the heaviest-hit areas was a commercial...
  • Ask Tom: How are freezing rain and sleet different?

    Dear Tom, What is the difference between freezing rain and sleet? — James Rider, Chicago Dear James, Geographer George Kimble has said, "Nothing is so likely to make weather news in the winter as an ice storm," and he was referring to the...
  • Rain changing over to wet snow before ending later Wednesday

    A steady rain should gradually change to a wet snow across the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon into the evening. The center of a northward-moving, deepening low pressure system is expected to track through Indiana into Lower Michigan during the day...
  • 'Canes brave elements in Shreveport, Duke Johnson says decision made

    'Canes brave elements in Shreveport, Duke Johnson says decision made
    When the Hurricanes arrived in Shreveport on Monday afternoon, they took to the practice field under sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s. That wasn’t the case Tuesday when temperatures dropped into the 50s, the wind kicked up and it rained...
  • Rain continues Wednesday; warmer weather and possible thunderstorms in Christmas Eve forecast

    Rain continues Wednesday; warmer weather and possible thunderstorms in Christmas Eve forecast
    Wednesday's going to be another rainy day in Hampton Roads, and there's a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service forecast shows a high of about 67 degrees and a low of 54 degrees overnight.  A hazardous...