Chilly Week Ahead After Latest Round of Storms

Temps dip to the mid-50s starting Tuesday night

Don't put away your chilly-weather clothes just yet.

Much cooler temperatures move into the Chicago area Tuesday night as the risk for showers and storms continues. Though temps hold fairly steady in the 60s throughout the day, models show them dropping to the mid-to-upper 40s inland and low 50s in Chicago overnight.

Spotty showers are expected across the area this afternoon with isolated thunderstorms still possible, especially in northwest Indiana. According to the National Weather Service, storms could produce heavy rainfall and lightning.

High temperatures likely won't climb out of the mid-50s for the rest of the week.

Wednesday looks mostly cloudy and cool with a few showers at times and steadier rain possible overnight. More showers are expected Thursday and Friday.

Rain clouds break for sunshine on Saturday, and highs could climb to the low 60s. Models show a pleasant, partly sunny Sunday with a chance for mid-60s.

Seasonal temperatures regulate on Monday as highs in the upper 60s and low 70s return.

Flood warnings were issued for several areas in Illinois after a second night of heavy rain and storms.

Nearly two dozen tractor trailers were stranded Tuesday morning along U.S. Highway 41 in Lake Bluff, north of Chicago, because of flooding.

The high standing water prompted officials to close U.S. 41 from Route 137 to West Deerpath Road, and Lake Bluff School District 65 officials canceled classes.

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