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Strong to severe storms possible Sunday evening in Chicago

Late-day gusty storms possible for Memorial Day in Chicago
Late-day gusty storms possible for Memorial Day in Chicago 03:10

CHICAGO (CBS) — After the first of two expected rounds of storms in the Chicago area Sunday, some areas reported heavy rainfall and small hail. The morning's rainfall totaled more than an inch in parts of the southwest suburbs and just under a half inch in Chicago. 

Trees down in Skokie, Lincolnwood following severe storms 00:33

Scattered storms will develop Sunday evening; some could be severe through the evening hours. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats, but a brief tornado is also possible. 

The greatest risk for severe weather will be for areas south of Chicago. 

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Storms impacted Memorial Day travel and events

The first wave of storms Sunday caused a ground stop at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Heavy rainfall left standing water on lanes of I-55 near Pulaski Road in Chicago. 

The second day of the Sueños Festival in Grant Park was delayed due to weather. According to the festival's X, formerly known as Twitter, account attendees were advised to wait until a confirmed opening time was announced before heading to the festival. Gates were opened around 4 p.m.

As of 8 p.m. thousands were being evacuated from the festival due to incoming weather, according to CBS 2's Darius Johnson. 

What's next?

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Rain chances decrease by late evening, and we'll be mainly dry overnight with lows in the upper 50s.  

Widely scattered showers will be possible on Monday, with highs in the low to mid-70s. 

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There's a better chance for scattered rain and storms on Tuesday afternoon. Cooler and drier weather arrives Wednesday, and then temperatures will increase again by late week.

Storm chance for Sunday Evening

Evening storm chance. Mainly dry overnight. Low 57.What to expect for Monday

Shower chances linger into Monday

Memorial Day will be partly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 74.

Another shower chance for Tuesday

Afternoon scattered showers and storms. High 71.

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