• Tonight

    Mar 3

    Lo 13°

    Cloudy and frigid

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  • Wed

    Mar 4

    20°Lo 1°

    Colder with clouds and sun

    Very Good for home energy
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  • Thu

    Mar 5

    16°Lo 3°

    Sunny, but frigid

    Very Good for home energy
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  • Fri

    Mar 6

    31°Lo 27°

    Partly sunny and not as cold

    Very Good for home energy
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  • Sat

    Mar 7

    39°Lo 20°

    Clearing

    Good for home energy
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Hi 31° RealFeel® 14° Precipitation 11%

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  • SSW 21 mph
  • Gusts: 33 mph

Partly sunny, breezy and not as cold

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Lo 27° RealFeel® 12° Precipitation 25%

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  • WSW 15 mph
  • Gusts: 28 mph

Cloudy and breezy

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Temperature History - Mar 6

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  Today Normal Record 3/6/2014
High 31° 42° 70° (2000) 31°
Low 27° 26° (2003) 10°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:19 AM with 11:28 of sunlight, then sets at 5:47 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 6:56 PM with 12:07 of moolight, then sets at 7:03 AM

Des Plaines Weather Report

Chicago: Bitter Cold to Depart by the Weekend

March 3, 2015; 6:35 PM ET

While frigid conditions will encompass the Chicago area over the next couple of days, the weekend will offer a break from the bitter cold. more >

Energy Efficient Lightbulbs and S.A.D

Sep 8, 2012; 5:00 AM ET With shorter days and colder nights in the fall and winter, some people develop seasonal affective disorder. When shopping for lightbulbs to treat the 'winter blues,'consider energy-efficient bulbs.

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