Elgin, Illinois 

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Weather in Elgin, Illinois

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

Partly Cloudy

37°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TonightPartly Cloudy22° / 32°WNW 10 to 20 mph
Monday NightMostly Clear18° / 46°E 0 to 5 mph
Tuesday NightMostly Clear30° / 50°WSW 5 to 15 mph
Wednesday NightMostly Clear26° / 43°N 5 mph
Thursday NightMostly Clear24° / 47°N 5 mph
Friday NightMostly Clear24° / 43°NNW 5 mph
Saturday NightMostly Clear26° / 48°W 5 to 10 mph

Weather Highlights

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)
HighLow
January31° 13°
February35° 16°
March47° 26°
April60° 36°
May71° 46°
June81° 56°
July85° 62°
August83° 60°
September75° 51°
October63° 39°
November49° 29°
December34° 17°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Elgin
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03097
February02685
March023103
April010121
May11120
June40110
July6090
August40100
September1090
October07100
November018112
December028117

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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Reviews for Elgin    9 Reviews
A nice small city with lots to offer - 3/24/2015
When I first moved to Elgin 2 years ago I did not like it. I lived in a mobile home park near the river and highway 90 in a senior community that over prices it's lot... Read More

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Lived in Elgin, IL since 1994 - 9/5/2013
Hi, as a way of updating the post for Elgin and providing a rebuttal for some of the negative reviews, I've decided to post on this board. I've lived in Elgin since... Read More

My Town... Elgin [: - 3/11/2010
I have lived in Elgin my whole life and it is very sad to read these comments about my town.... I'm a senior at South Elgin High School and I will be graduating this... Read More


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