• Today

    May 4

    72°Lo 48°

    A couple of thunderstorms

    Advisory for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      16 mph
    • Precip
      63%
    • Hours of Precip
      7
    more
  • Tue

    May 5

    60°Lo 49°

    A couple of t-storms; cooler

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      15 mph
    • Precip
      60%
    • Hours of Precip
      6
    more
  • Wed

    May 6

    76°Lo 60°

    Warmer with a shower or two

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      10 mph
    • Precip
      56%
    • Hours of Precip
      2
  • Thu

    May 7

    83°Lo 62°

    Partly sunny and very warm

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      25 mph
    • Precip
      16%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Fri

    May 8

    82°Lo 59°

    Partly sunny, a t-storm; warm

    Advisory for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      22 mph
    • Precip
      57%
    • Hours of Precip
      4
    more
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Hi 76° RealFeel® 79° Precipitation 56%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • SE 7 mph
  • Gusts: 10 mph

Partly sunny and warmer with a brief shower or two

  • Max UV Index: 6 (High)
  • Thunderstorms: 29%
  • Precipitation: 0.05 in
  • Rain: 0.05 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 2 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 2 hrs
Lo 60° RealFeel® 57° Precipitation 14%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • S 8 mph
  • Gusts: 13 mph

Mainly clear and mild

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 24%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs

Temperature History - May 6

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  Today Normal Record 5/6/2014
High 76° 67° 85° (2004) 64°
Low 60° 45° 36° (2006) 39°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 5:41 AM with 14:15 of sunlight, then sets at 7:56 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 10:28 PM with 10:02 of moolight, then sets at 8:30 AM

Des Plaines Weather Report

Chicago: Showers to Precede Late-Week Warmth

May 4, 2015; 8:07 AM ET

Showers and thunderstorms will frequent the Chicago area early this week before dry and warm conditions return to the city. more >

The History Behind the UV Index

Nov 12, 2012; 5:00 AM ET The UV index has been around since the early 1990s. It was created to help you plan outdoor activities in hopes to limit overexposure to the sun. Jeannette Calle has more.

Wed. Hair Frizz

Wed. Wind Maps

Wed. UV Index