Declining Humidity This Week!

Declining humidity levels will be the big story today as a cold front pushes through around noon. Chances for precipitation will remain slim as highs reach the lower 80s this afternoon. Pleasant conditions are expected this evening with temperatures falling into the lower 60s. This break from the humidity will stick around through at least […]

Heat Advisory Friday…Scattered Storms Becoming Likely

You’ll notice more humidity today as temperatures rise into the lower 90s creating heat index values of 100 to 105 by this afternoon. A Heat Advisory has been issued for Whiteside County from 1pm to 7pm this evening. The active storm track that has remained well to the north of the area will begin to […]

Heat Advisory For Independence Day

HEAT ADVISORY FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM   Heat and humidity is back! Highs today in the upper 80s combined with opressive levels of humidity will yield heat index values back into the lower 100s again this afternoon and evening.   All of this heat will build up enough energy during the afternoon to form […]

Excessive Heat WARNING Through Saturday Evening

An Excessive Heat WARNING has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties through Saturday evening. High levels of moisture combined with hot temperatures well into the 90s Friday afternoon creating heat index values up to 115 in some areas. Peak heat index values are expected to be felt between noon and 6pm. Strenuous outdoor activities […]

Oppressive Heat and Humidity Arrives Thursday

Tuesday’s storms brought another round of neat features to look at including shelf clouds! Check out these shots! Here’s a look at some of the Doppler radar estimated rainfall totals from Tuesday. Today will mark the final relatively comfortable day for a while with another wave of heat and humidity set to move in by […]

Heavy Showers and Storms Before Heat Rebuilds

Clouds will continue to increase throughout the day keeping our temperatures cooler compared to yesterday with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. We will remain dry today with increasing chances for showers and storms Tuesday. Some of the storms Tuesday afternoon and evening could strong, especially if we can clear out any morning […]

Flash Flood Watch Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood WATCH until 7am Friday morning. Slow moving thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall will be possible late Thursday afternoon and during the overnight hours. Rainfall amounts of up to two inches will be possible. Heavy rains have already saturated soils in some areas and additional rainfall will likely […]

Heat Advisory Continues, Storms Likely Tonight

Today will mark our final day in this stretch of summer-like heat and humidity with a cold front beginning to advance into the area later this afternoon. Highs will reach the low 90s with opressive levels of humidity at times. This front will fuel several rounds of showers and thunderstorms by later this afternoon and […]

Heat Advisory Through Sunday Evening

Showers and thunderstorms will continue to be found across extreme eastern Lee County this morning before diminishing. Locally heavy rainfall is likely.   The rest of us remain dry today for the most part, though I can’t rule out an isolated storm later this afternoon. Otherwise expect partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures soaring […]

Flash Flood Watch Through Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood WATCH for Whiteside County through Sunday morning. Rainfall of up to six inches has already fallen in parts of the area since this morning and additional heavy-rain producing thunderstorms are likely tonight. This will likely lead to several areas of flooding, especially near creeks and streams. […]

Clusters of Showers & Storms Continue

A noisy start for us this Friday morning with a cluster of showers and thunderstorms moving through. Expect frequent lightning, brief, heavy rain, small hail, and gusty winds as these storms move through this morning. We do need the rain and our active pattern providing several chances for showers and storms will continue into the […]

Potentially Stormy Week Ahead

Our pattern this week will become a bit more on the active side of things as another heat dome establishes itself over the Midwest by Wednesday. We’ll be on the northern edge of the most significant heat, meaning we’ll see increased chances for occasional thunderstorm clusters to push through the area. This type of pattern […]

May 2018: 4th Warmest on Record

From an abnormally chilly April to a scorching May. Who would have thought? Here are the climate highlights from May 2018: -4 Day Stretch of 90+ degree temperatures -4th Warmest May on Record for Rockford -Wettest May on Record for Chicago -Our observed high of 97° on May 27th was the hottest temperature we have […]

Tropical Downpours Likely Wednesday

The remnants of subtropical depression Alberto will throw an unusually high level of moisture into the area today allowing any heavier showers and thunderstorms to produce high rainfall rates which may cause some nuisance flooding throughout the day. No severe weather is currently expected. We’ll see a round of showers and storms this morning followed […]

A Scorching Memorial Day

We could very well set the record for the hottest Memorial Day if temperatures can surpass the middle 90s this afternoon. Heat indices will rise into the lower 100s at times. If you plan to be outdoors for an extended period of time, make sure and take frequent breaks in the shade AND drink plenty […]

Memorial Day Weekend Filled with Heat and Humidity

Temperatures will continue warmer this afternoon with highs reaching around 90. We could see some relief from the heat in the form of a few scattered thunderstorms this afternoon which could come in two waves. One after 3 p.m. and another one later tonight. No widespread severe weather is expected however, a few could contain […]

Becoming Hot & Humid By Week’s End

We’ve seen temperatures rise slowly over the past couple of days but that will be a totally different story by the weekend. Temperatures will be surging towards 90 as early as Friday enough humidity to make it feel uncomfortable by the weekend. This type of pattern is also known for occasional storm clusters that may […]

Soggy Monday

A few more rain showers will push through during the late morning hours before we begin to dry out later this afternoon. Sunshine returns by Tuesday and Wednesday with moderating temperatures. Still looks like we will see our first true taste of summer-like warmth and humidity by the end of the week that will have […]

Some Rain Chances This Weekend

Temperatures will be just a tad cooler compared to Thursday as clouds begin to increase throughout the day. I think we will remain dry for the most part but, a stray shower especially east can’t be ruled out this afternoon. Nothing overly heavy. The weekend continues to look active with chances for showers and thunderstorms. […]