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Chicago area gets clouds and rain going into the weekend

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CHICAGO (CBS) -- An area of low pressure will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms late tonight across parts of the area, with the best chance for storms south of I-80. 


Some storms could be strong with small hail. 


Rain chances will decrease by midday Thursday, then expect some clearing and cooler temperatures in the mid-50s for the afternoon.


Much colder air will arrive behind this system, with highs only in the low 40s on Friday and upper 30s on Saturday. 

After a chilly Friday and Saturday, temperatures will rebound to the 50s on Sunday, 60s on Monday, and around 70 degrees on Tuesday. 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Low 42. 

Thursday: Morning rain, thunder possible south. Decreasing clouds and cooler in the afternoon. High 56, low 50s lakeside.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 42, upper 30s lakeside.

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