2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Chicago, IL

Get the Long Range Weather for Your Location

See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of The 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

March 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-2Rainy, mild
Mar 3-7Sunny, cold
Mar 8-18Snowy periods, cold
Mar 19-24Rain and snow showers, cool
Mar 25-28Showers, warm
Mar 29-31Rain to snow
Marchtemperature 36° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 4" (1" above avg.)

April 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-7Snow, then showers, turning warm
Apr 8-15A few showers; cool, then warm
Apr 16-19Showers, then sunny, cool
Apr 20-23T-storms, warm
Apr 24-30Showers, cool
Apriltemperature 50° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (1" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter will be warmer and rainier than normal, with near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. The snowiest periods will be in early December, early and late January, early February, and mid-March. April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be cooler and slightly drier than normal. The hottest periods will be in late May, late June, early July, and mid-August. September and October will be drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 6

About the Lower Lakes Region

The Lower Lakes long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), INDIANA (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), MICHIGAN (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), NEW YORK (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Parma, Toledo), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Sharon, Warren), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Lower Lakes long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Chicago, IL

Reader Comments

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Weather for May 2nd-5th (Thurs-Sun)

My family is planning an outside event for the first weekend in May. We are in Plymouth, Michigan, about 45 minutes West of Detroit. Do you have any idea of what the weather is planning during that time?

Lakeside Wedding

Planning a sunset wedding on the lake for July 20th in Bristol, IN. Can you possibly tell me what that day looks like weather wise? Hoping to have celebrations throughout the day on the lake and hopefully a beautiful sunset that night to get married by.

Wedding 5.18.19

I'm getting married May 18th, 2019 in Buffalo, New York. What's the estimated temperature range for the day and is there predicted rain?

Weather in April

What is the forecast for April 14,2019 in Chicago IL, possibly going to a CUBS game! Went last year, same weekend! It made history as the coldest baseball game at Wrigley Field! They called it, the snow ball!

April 14

This year they may call is the power shower: We are predicting a few showers and cool temps from April 8 to 15. Go Cubs!

Weather prediction

My husband and I are staying in a tree house in Berlin, OH in May 8-10, 2019. Can you give a prediction of weather at that time?

May 8 to 19

Turning a new leaf? We are predicting sunny, warm conditions from May 6 to 8, followed by t-storms, then sunny days with cool temps from May 9 to 13. Go out on a limb anyway!

Temps in Northern lower Michigan

So far your forecast has been wrong. February was one of the coldest, snowiest we have had in a long time. 15 days of school closings! Minus 23 degrees, many below zero morning temps with highs in single digits and now in March it continues. Minus 10 3/9/19, 2 this morning.....

I hear ya.. i live in upstate

I hear ya.. i live in upstate ny (east of Lake Ontario)and we got buried this year....one storm we got nearly three feet just off the lake alone!

I feel your pain!

After a warm start, we all got hammered with winter weather. I'm in SE Wisconsin and was scared to drive - you couldn't see entering intersections because the snowbanks were so high. Pulling out of my driveway as a nightmare!

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