The most pleasant months of the year for Elgin are September, June and August. In Elgin, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Elgin with an average high temperature of 84.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Illinois. January is the snowiest month in Elgin with 10.9 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 - Elgin, IL
4 PM PST
|7 DAY FORECAST||DESCRIPTION||HIGH/LOW||WIND|
|Tonight||Partly Cloudy||22° / 32°||WNW 10 to 20 mph|
|Monday Night||Mostly Clear||18° / 46°||E 0 to 5 mph|
|Tuesday Night||Mostly Clear||30° / 50°||WSW 5 to 15 mph|
|Wednesday Night||Mostly Clear||26° / 43°||N 5 mph|
|Thursday Night||Mostly Clear||24° / 47°||N 5 mph|
|Friday Night||Mostly Clear||24° / 43°||NNW 5 mph|
|Saturday Night||Mostly Clear||26° / 48°||W 5 to 10 mph|
Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 33 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Elgin area is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Illinois.
6.8 / 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)
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Elgin
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.