Big chill to follow balmy, wet Veterans Day

 

Temperatures reached the middle and upper 60s in Chicago Saturday with a few south suburban spots topping 70. The unseasonably mild day was marred by  thunderstorms that peppered the area with hail and brief downpours.  Most of the hail was small, but the stones reached ping-pong ball size at Bolingbrook and penny to nickel- size at Naperville and Oak Brook.

 

Sunday promises to follow suit with more balmy temperatures  in the middle and upper 60s.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms should develop in the afternoon, but more widespread activity is expected  Sunday evening along a powerful cold front threatening to make the Bears game a very wet affair.  Temperatures will crash Sunday night as temperatures  following the cold front passage as gusty west winds drop readings  into the lower 30s by Monday morning, potentially bringing the city the season’s first snowflakes as the lingering showers mix with or change to snow.