Wet, windy conditions to push through Chicago area on Sunday

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Rainfall and heavy winds are expected to move through the Chicago area on Sunday, creating potentially dangerous conditions on the lakefront.

A hazardous weather outlook issued early Sunday for much of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana warns of “gale force winds” and “very hazardous waves,” according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday’s forecast calls for a 53-degree daytime high before temperatures drop 10 degrees at night, the weather service said. Over a half inch of rain is expected to fall throughout the day, with wind gusts reaching as high as 35 mph. In addition, an isolated thunderstorm and occasional lightning could affect the lakefront area from Gary, Indiana to Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The wet conditions could stick around for the next few days as a chance of rainfall remains in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, the weather service said. However, the heavy winds are expected to die down at the start of the work week.