Rain falling on Sunday night could turn into snow by Monday morning, causing a messy morning commute.
Temperatures are expected to drop by as much as 30 degrees overnight in some Chicago areas, according to NBC 5 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott. The rain will continue over night and transition into a winter mix as the cold weather pushes into the region.
Before the rain began, Chicago was under a wind advisory and the strong gusts knocked out power for more than 53,000 ComEd customers at one point. As of 11 p.m. on Sunday, ComEd reported only 5,400 customers were still without power.
At the Harrison-Dever crib on Lake Michigan, 51 mph winds were reported at 11:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. On land, high winds were reported Sunday in Palatine, where a 48 mph wind was recorded at noon, Joliet, where a 46 mph wind was recorded at 11 a.m., and northwest suburban Harwood Heights, where a 45 mph wind was recorded at 12:49 p.m. At Midway Airport, a 41 mph wind gust was recorded at 11:44 a.m., according to the weather service.
Monday was expected to be blustery and colder, with temperatures in the mid-30s and snow flurries during the day and lows in the upper 20s at night. Tuesday and Wednesday, high temperatures were expected to be in the mid- to upper-40s.