By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A thunderstorm moved through the Chicago area Saturday afternoon, causing problems from the northern suburbs to the south suburbs.

The storms also brought a record 1.5 inches of rain to O’Hare International Airport, the most ever seen on this date.

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In South Holland, the downpour flooded roads. The rain just ran right off ground which had been hard and dry.

In Skokie, high winds sent a tree branch crashing onto a car. It blocked the entire street.

At the height of the storm, winds were gusting at 70 miles an hour.

The storms also sent temperatures plummeting. After reaching a high of 93 early Saturday afternoon, the temperature was down to 70 at O’Hare International Airport shortly before 3 p.m., but had already climbed back up to 80 by about 5 p.m.

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Those showers and storms used up all that heat and humidity in the atmosphere. Low temperatures Saturday night will reach 64 degrees.

Sunday will be warm with a high temperature of 87 degrees, but it will feel a lot different than Saturday, with lower humidity. It will also be cooler along the lakefront.

Conditions will remain dry through most of the week, and temperatures will cool a bit midweek.


SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. LOW: 64
SUNDAY: Sunny and warm. HIGH: 87

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff