The rain returns to Chicago to create a cloudy, cool cast over the region on Sunday – creating a stark contrast to the warm temperatures and sunny skies of Saturday.
A low-pressure system will anchor the region, becoming nearly stationary by noon, over the upper Midwest, bringing waves of rain, cooler temperatures and gusty winds to the party.
According to the latest forecast models from the NBC 5 Storm team, this low pressure system arrived late Saturday evening. As it developed Sunday morning, rain slowly began to accumulate in the area, wrapping around the low pressure system in a counter-clockwise direction.
Rain will become more widespread as the morning progresses, with rumblings and thunder likely brewing in the cloudy skies as well.
Northerly winds will also increase, meaning high waves on Lake Michigan can be expected due to the gusts.
Temperatures will feel very autumnal, only reaching a high of 69.
Showers will finally start moving out of the area in the evening, but as the humidity continues to swirl around the low pressure system it will likely return overnight and into Monday.
Temperatures will also be a bit cooler on Monday, with highs in the mid-60s in Chicago and readings that may struggle to reach 60 degrees in some suburban areas.
Luckily for those looking for warmer weather, it will likely make its triumphant return once the low pressure system finally comes out. Tuesday and Wednesday’s highs are expected to rise back into the 70s, and dry conditions are expected to dominate for the remainder of the week as readings continue to rise.