• Today

    Dec 18

    30°Lo 21°

    Times of clouds and sun

    Poor for lawn mowing
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    • Precip
      7%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      31°
  • Fri

    Dec 19

    32°Lo 23°

    Times of clouds and sun

    Poor for lawn mowing
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    • Precip
      1%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      35°
    more
  • Sat

    Dec 20

    35°Lo 25°

    Clouds breaking for some sun

    Poor for lawn mowing
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    • Precip
      12%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      38°
    more
  • Sun

    Dec 21

    39°Lo 30°

    Clouds and breaks of sun

    Poor for lawn mowing
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    • Precip
      11%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      31°
    more
  • Mon

    Dec 22

    41°Lo 36°

    Rain and snow possible

    Poor for lawn mowing
    • Hours of Precip
      5.5
    • Precip
      35%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      31°
    more
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Hi 30° RealFeel® 31° Precipitation 7%

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  • NW 5 mph
  • Gusts: 7 mph

Times of clouds and sun

  • Max UV Index: 1 (Low)
  • Thunderstorms: 0%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs
Lo 21° RealFeel® 21° Precipitation 0%

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  • NW 4 mph
  • Gusts: 5 mph

Partly cloudy

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 0%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs

Temperature History - Dec 18

more Historical Weather Data >
  Today Normal Record 12/18/2013
High 30° 34° 54° (2002) 33°
Low 21° 20° -4° (2000) 11°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 7:15 AM with 9:07 of sunlight, then sets at 4:22 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 3:25 AM with 10:39 of moolight, then sets at 2:04 PM

Des Plaines Weather Report

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Current Drought Status

Current Soil Conditions

Thu. Overnight Freeze

Thu. Degree Days

Thu. Evapotranspiration