Chicago, Illinois 

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Weather in Chicago, Illinois

The most pleasant months of the year for Chicago are June, September and August. In Chicago, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Chicago with an average high temperature of 83.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Chicago with 11.0 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Chicago, IL

9 AM PST

Occasional Drizzle then Cloudy

49°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayOccasional Drizzle then Cloudy54° / 48°E 10 to 15 mph
WednesdayPartly Sunny59° / 49°WSW 5 to 10 mph
ThursdayShowers And Thunderstorms Likely then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms74° / 61°SE 15 mph
FridayChance Showers And Thunderstorms then Showers And Thunderstorms Likely62° / 40°W 15 mph
SaturdayPartly Sunny51° / 41°NNE 10 mph
SundayChance Rain Showers53° / 45°E 10 to 15 mph
MondayChance Rain Showers54° / 39°NW 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 35 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Chicago area is 7 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Illinois.

7 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January32° 19°
February37° 23°
March47° 31°
April58° 41°
May69° 51°
June79° 61°
July84° 68°
August82° 67°
September75° 59°
October63° 47°
November49° 36°
December36° 24°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Chicago
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January027107
February02385
March017114
April03111
May10120
June30100
July60100
August40100
September1090
October01100
November010112
December024116

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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Considering a move to Chicago? Read this.... - 5/14/2020
We moved here from Colorado back in 2013 and want to move out ASAP. This is definitely not the place to live and raise a family. I have five facts that must be... Read More

Nice Place To Visit But Not To Live - 4/19/2020
Nice city to visit but you really don't want to live there. I did for many years and it has lots of problem and is a very stressful place to live. First of all, it cost... Read More


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