• Today

    Mar 4

    21°Lo 1°

    Colder with clouds and sun

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      4%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
    • Wind
      Gust
      25 mph
    more
  • Thu

    Mar 5

    15°Lo 2°

    Sunny, but frigid

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      4%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
    • Wind
      Gust
      16 mph
    more
  • Fri

    Mar 6

    28°Lo 21°

    Partly sunny and breezy

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      15%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      14°
    • Wind
      Gust
      27 mph
    more
  • Sat

    Mar 7

    40°Lo 25°

    Clouds and sun; not as cold

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      7%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      36°
    • Wind
      Gust
      18 mph
  • Sun

    Mar 8

    40°Lo 27°

    Times of clouds and sun

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      11%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      37°
    • Wind
      Gust
      13 mph
    more
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Hi 40° RealFeel® 36° Precipitation 7%

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W

  • SW 10 mph
  • Gusts: 18 mph

Not as cold with times of clouds and sun

  • Max UV Index: 0 (Low)
  • Thunderstorms: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs
Lo 25° RealFeel® 15° Precipitation 10%

Night

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E

S

W

  • W 9 mph
  • Gusts: 15 mph

Partly cloudy

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs

Temperature History - Mar 7

more Historical Weather Data >
  Today Normal Record 3/7/2014
High 40° 43° 78° (2000) 42°
Low 25° 26° (1999) 12°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:17 AM with 11:32 of sunlight, then sets at 5:49 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 7:53 PM with 11:39 of moolight, then sets at 7:32 AM

Des Plaines Weather Report

Chicago: Bitter Cold to Depart by the Weekend

March 4, 2015; 6:53 AM 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 >

Is Your Outdoor Gear Waterproof?

Dec 5, 2012; 5:00 AM ET Now that it's cold enough to hit the slopes, you may want to look more closely at what materials your winter sports gear is made of. As it turns out, not all waterproofing is created equal.

Sat. Outdoor Entertaining

Sat. Wind Maps

Sat. UV Index