Coolest Weekend Since May Ahead

We’ve had our fair share of  80s and 90s this month however what we will be seeing this upcoming weekend has been a bit of a rarity so far this June. The 70s! The cold front that swept through the area early this morning is ushering in lower humidity and a cooler air mass that […]

Hot & Humid This Afternoon, Stormy Overnight

The hot stuff will make a one day comeback this afternoon ahead of a cold front that will be moving through the region very late tonight. The combination of strong southwesterly winds and a much more moisture rich air mass will push heat index values well into the middle 90s this afternoon. If you are […]

Saturday’s Storms More Beneficial Than You May Think

Saturday’s supercell thunderstorm that moved over the area was quite beneficial believe it or not and couldn’t have come at a much more crucial time. The month of June is on average when our area experiences the most observed rainfall out of all the months of the warm season. Before Saturday we were facing a […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 5AM Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 5AM Saturday morning for both Lee and Whiteside Counties. A cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue progressing east through parts of eastern Iowa overnight. Threats: Large Hail up to 1″ in diameter. Damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH Heavy Rainfall Frequent […]

Enhanced Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Saturday

A noisy start to our Friday morning with several clusters of showers and thunderstorms working across the area. These storms will be on the decline this morning with dry conditions arriving for the rest of the day. Highs will be a bit cooler but still reaching into the upper 80s this afternoon under partly sunny […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH Until 8PM Wednesday

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 8pm this evening for both Lee and Whiteside Counties. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage and intensity late this afternoon. The stronger storms will be capable of large hail and damaging winds, along with frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. Timing: 1PM-7PM Threats: […]

Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Today

Temperatures are already quite warm this morning with readings pushing into the 80s as of 8am. An outflow boundary from earlier thunderstorm activity in Iowa is progressing into the local area providing a few scattered showers and thunderstorms on Doppler radar. A more expansive complex of showers and storms associated with a cold front is […]

Heat Advisory Today…Risk for Strong Storms Wednesday

A Heat Advisory has been issued for Whiteside county until 8pm this evening. Heat index values will likely approach 103° this afternoon. Exercise caution if you must be outdoors.   The heat and humidity will maximize heat index values into the lower 100s by this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Today will likely be the […]

Heat Continues Through the Extended

Heat will continue to build up today, tomorrow, and even Tuesday. Tuesday appears to be the hottest day of the week. Minor rain chances come into the forecast on Tuesday overnight into the early morning hours of Wednesday. Otherwise we’ll need to keep watering our plants, grass, and children to keep them hydrated. A lot […]

Sct’d T’Storms Today…Building Heat This Weekend

A dry weather pattern continues across the region this morning however we will see a small chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms by this afternoon. Our Friday will start off sunny with building clouds during the afternoon. Highs will be a few degrees warmer than Thursday, with middle 80s expected. Storm coverage this afternoon […]

Hottest Temperatures of 2017 So Far Only Days Away

While our past weekend was a bit on the warm side, it appears the expanding dome of heat that has been sitting in the central plains for much of this week will begin easing eastward towards the local area allowing our temperatures to likely climb to the highest levels we have seen in 2017 so […]

Heat & Humidity Take A Break…For Now

Our first real taste of summer heat and humidity arrived this past weekend and is now leaving just as quickly. Humidity levels were already dropping as of late Sunday afternoon as a much drier air mass moves back in. Today a northerly breeze along with the drier air will continue to knock down our high […]

Temperatures Aim For 90 This Weekend

The pool will be your best friend this weekend! Yesterday many locations reached high temperatures well into the middle 80s and today we’ll add a few more degrees and even a little bit of humidity, too. Highs close to 90 are likely by this afternoon. Unless you have a pool the only form of relief […]

Memorial Day: A Few Scattered Showers/Storms Possible

A bit of a noisy start to our morning yesterday however the rain cleared out by the mid-morning hours and sunshine returned with nearly all of us remaining dry in the afternoon. While this morning will remain quiet this afternoon a disturbance rotating around an area of low pressure to our north may spark a […]

A Few Rain Chances This Weekend

We’re enjoying a dry and warm Saturday afternoon so far and it appears most of us will likely stay dry right through the evening however a small chance of a shower or storm is still a possibility later this evening as a disturbance approaches the area. Otherwise this afternoon’s outdoor activities should not be impacted. […]

NWS Confirms Tornado Near Prophetstown Tuesday Afternoon

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities conducted a storm damage survey near Prophetstown in Whiteside county based off an eyewitness report of an observed tornado moving through the area on Tuesday afternoon around 2:55pm. This report along with radar data has led to the confirmation of an EF0 tornado just 4 miles to […]

A Few Scattered Showers Today…Warmth Ahead

Some patchy fog will quickly lift this morning as winds begin to increase out of the northeast and a few areas of drizzle are likely as well. An area of low pressure continues to spin overhead providing enough instability to generate more showers as we head into the afternoon hours. The overall pattern features the […]

Wet & Stormy Start to the Weekend

Wednesday’s severe storms brought high winds, hail and heavy rainfall to the area and even a few tornadoes to our north and south. A lot of wind damage was observed in Rock Falls with numerous trees and power lines down.  Here’s a map of the storm reports, courtesy of the Chicago National Weather Service. A […]

UPDATED: Tornado Watch Until 11pm

UPDATE: The watch has been allowed to expire. The severe weather threat has ended.   The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch valid for both Lee and Whiteside counties until 11pm this evening. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop and race northeastward over the area during the next several hours. A few of these […]

Strong T’Storms Possible This Afternoon/Evening

A potentially active day ahead for the Sauk Valley as we run the risk of a few strong to severe thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening hours. Already this morning scattered thunderstorms have developed to our west over portions of eastern Iowa and will continue to move off to the northeast. A few […]