• Early AM

    Mar 3

    Lo 25°

    A bit of snow or flurries

    Outdoor Barbecue Weather
    • Precip
      70%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      40°
    • Wind
      Speed
      8 mph
    more
  • Today

    Mar 3

    39°Lo 12°

    Snow and ice, then rain

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      78%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      29°
    • Wind
      Gust
      23 mph
  • Wed

    Mar 4

    19°Lo 0°

    Periods of sun; much colder

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      14%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
    • Wind
      Gust
      23 mph
    more
  • Thu

    Mar 5

    16°Lo 5°

    Frigid with sunshine

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      4%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      10°
    • Wind
      Gust
      16 mph
    more
  • Fri

    Mar 6

    34°Lo 23°

    Clouds and sun; not as cold

    Poor for an outdoor bbq
    • Precip
      6%
    • Hi
      RealFeel
      21°
    • Wind
      Gust
      28 mph
    more
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Frigid 20° Lo 13° RealFeel® 4° / -1°

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  • Precipitation: 5%
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Humidity: 80%
  • Cloud Cover: 78%
  • Dew Point: 11° F
  • Visibility: 10 mi
12 mph

Temperature History - Mar 3

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  Today Normal Record 3/3/2014
High 39° 41° 51° (2008) 21°
Low 12° 25° -7° (2014) -7°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:24 AM with 11:20 of sunlight, then sets at 5:44 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 4:06 PM with 13:31 of moolight, then sets at 5:37 AM

Des Plaines Weather Report

Chicago: Wintry Mix to Precede Harsh Cold

March 2, 2015; 4:15 PM ET

While Chicago will escape the brunt of a snowstorm moving from the Rockies to the Midwest, the city will still see some wintry precipitation early this week. more >

Is Your Outdoor Gear Waterproof?

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Tue. UV Index