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Colder temps cap wild weather day in Chicago

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A cold front has capped a rollercoaster ride of a weather day in Chicago on a Sunday that saw temperatures drop nearly 30 degrees over a few hours.

A late morning high of 69 degrees at O'Hare International Airport plummetted to the upper 30s in some parts of the Chicago area, said National Weather Service meteorologist Gino Izzi.

That cold front brought in a blanket of fog off Lake Michigan in the afternoon, along with showers and thunderstorms that are expected to linger through Monday. About a third of an inch of rain had fallen in most of the Chicago area by 8 p.m., Izzi said.

Overnight temperatures are expected to bump into the 50s as storms pummel the area, leading to a miserable Monday, with a rain-snow mix falling as highs struggle to stay in the 40s and winds gust up to 40 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday's volatile weather conditions followed a balmy Saturday, with the season's first 80-degree readings that brought severe storms to some northwest suburbs, dropping golfball-sized hail in some areas.

"It was one of those classic Chicago weekends," Izzi said.

The chill will continue Tuesday before temperatures start to edge closer to the seasonal high of 58 degrees, he said.

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