Rain picks up again Sunday night, severe thunderstorms possible

SHARE Rain picks up again Sunday night, severe thunderstorms possible

File photo/ Maria de la Guardia/Sun-Times

Chicagoans can expect a break from the rain Sunday, but should prepare for possible severe thunderstorms overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

The Cook County area is forecast to remain foggy until the late morning Sunday. Skies will stay overcast and the high will be 57 degrees, the weather service said.

Showers and thunderstorms will being again Sunday night and should last into the Monday morning commute. Precipitation overnight could reach about half an inch.

The daytime reprieve from rainfall should repeat Monday, but another round of thunderstorms is expected to roll in overnight then. The high Monday is forecast to be 68 degrees.

A little over a one-third inch of rain was clocked in overnight Saturday at Midway and O’Hare airports, according to the weather service.

Rain Saturday brought clouds as low as 400 feet to the downtown area. The cloudy coverage cleared by the early evening to reveal the top of the skyline.

National Weather Service Chicago

National Weather Service Chicago

The Latest
Last year, Black and Brown residents, Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, members of the LGBTQ+ community and others were targeted in hate crimes more than 300 times. Smart new policies, zero tolerance, cooperation and unity can defeat hate.
The city is willing to put private interests ahead of public benefit and cheer on a wrongheaded effort to build a massive domed stadium — that would be perfect for Arlington Heights — on Chicago’s lakefront.
Following its launch, the popular Mediterranean restaurant is set to open a second area outlet this summer in Vernon Hills.
Like no superhero movie before it, subversive coming-of-age story reinvents the villain’s origins with a mélange of visual styles and a barrage of gags.
A 66-year-old woman was dragged into the street in the 600 block of North Fairbanks Avenue by two armed robbers who fired shots, police said.