The same storm system that ignited Saturday's severe weather closed out the weekend with violent thunderstorms in Chicago.
Powerful thunderstorms with gusty winds and hail traversed the city's western and northern suburbs starting at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday.
One thunderstorm exhibited enough rotation that there was concern a tornado could form.
The suburb of Oak Forest endured peanut-sized hail and a wind gust to 48 mph as the thunderstorms passed through. Tinley Park recorded 15 minutes of pea-sized hail.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport registered a 45 mph wind gust at 2:30 p.m. CDT.
With the danger of locally damaging thunderstorms now over, cooler air will arrive for tonight and sweep away the unseasonable warmth that helped fuel the severe weather.
A little rain will then linger into this evening, followed by a partial clearing of clouds and a low of 43 degrees later tonight.
No umbrellas will be needed on Monday as dry weather and some sunshine returns. A cooler high of only 57 degrees is expected.
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Temperatures will be a few degrees below average across the UK this weekend, but largely dry conditions are expected.
After no rain for almost a month, Santiago braces for rain early in the week. Cool air follows, spreading into Chile, Argentina and Uruguay mid-week.
There is a significant chance that Jimena will turn back toward Hawaii and threaten the islands during the second week of September.
An unusually strong push of cool air for early September will move southward along the Atlantic Seaboard into the Labor Day weekend before July-like heat returns by next week.
Steering winds could take Ignacio, as a remnant storm, into the southeastern arm of Alaska or British Columbia during the middle days of next week.
Strong thunderstorms will roll across the Upper Midwest while rain and strong winds roar through the Northwest through Labor Day weekend.
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