• Tonight

    Mar 3

    Lo 13°

    Cloudy and frigid

    Hair Frizz Weather
    • Wind
      Gust
      32 mph
    • Precip
      55%
    • Hours of Precip
      1
    more
  • Wed

    Mar 4

    20°Lo 1°

    Colder with clouds and sun

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      24 mph
    • Precip
      7%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Thu

    Mar 5

    16°Lo 3°

    Sunny, but frigid

    Unlikely for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      16 mph
    • Precip
      6%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
  • Fri

    Mar 6

    31°Lo 27°

    Partly sunny and not as cold

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      33 mph
    • Precip
      11%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Sat

    Mar 7

    39°Lo 20°

    Clearing

    Watch for hair frizz
    • Wind
      Gust
      16 mph
    • Precip
      25%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
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  • W 9 mph
  • Gusts: 16 mph

Frigid with plenty of sunshine

  • Max UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
  • Thunderstorms: 0%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs
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  • SW 9 mph
  • Gusts: 21 mph

Mainly clear and frigid

  • 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 - Mar 5

more Historical Weather Data >
  Today Normal Record 3/5/2014
High 16° 42° 69° (2000) 23°
Low 26° (2002) 13°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:21 AM with 11:25 of sunlight, then sets at 5:46 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 6:00 PM with 12:34 of moolight, then sets at 6:34 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 >

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.

Thu. Hair Frizz

Thu. Wind Maps

Thu. UV Index