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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Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
Severe storms brought damaging winds, hail, flooding downpours and possibly tornadoes across the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic Sunday and early Monday.
Heavy rain will aim for eastern France, southern Germany and northern Italy early this week.
A wildfire that has already destroyed at least 17 structures is threatening more than 500 more in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Plymouth, California, state fire officials said Sunday.
Western Pacific (1990)
Typhoon Steve east of Iwo Jimo. Peak winds of 125 mph sustained gusts to 155 mph.
5-12" of rain north of Denver led to serious flash flooding (28th-29th). 108 mobile homes were destroyed and 481 others were damaged in Ft. Collins. 5 people were killed and 40 others injured.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.