A few storm chances this weekend

Clear and comfortable conditions will end the work-week with a nice breeze from the northwest keeping comfort levels in check. Highs return to the middle 80s with low levels of humidity. The forecast becomes more active into the weekend as an area of high pressure that has kept is relatively quiet moves to the east. […]

USDA issues agricultural disaster for all Illinois counties

From too much rain to not enough currently, area farmers continue to deal with a very volatile pattern across much of the Midwest. The United States Department of Agriculture has now officially declared all 102 Illinois Counties Agriculture Disaster Areas. What does this mean? This declaration provides federal resources including low-interest emergency loans from the Farm […]

Pleasant end to the week

Pleasant conditions return today with a mostly sunny sky. A weak disturbance will pass to the south of us keeping the better chances for any isolated showers/storms there. We picked up some decent rains Monday morning, but could still use a little bit more. It appears early next week will again offer up that opportunity […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 9pm Saturday evening

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 9pm this evening. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are currently developing in eastern Iowa along an outflow boundary moving east from strong storm activity in parts of Wisconsin. Storms that are able to intensify further this afternoon will be more than capable […]

Excessive heat warning continues

An Excessive Heat Warning continues through Saturday evening for our area. Scattered thunderstorms this morning will give way to decreasing clouds this afternoon. Thanks to the rainfall, humidity levels will be much higher today as the dome of heat edges closer. Highs will reach the middle 90s with heat index values approaching 105°. Storm chances […]

Excessive Heat Warning through Saturday

An Excessive Heat WARNING is in effect for Whiteside County until 7pm Saturday An Excessive Heat WATCH is in effect for Lee County until 7pm Saturday A Flash Flood WATCH is in effect for Whiteside County until 10am Thursday Today begins a multi-day stretch of dangerous heat and humidity levels as temperatures soar into the […]

Heat and humidity returns this weekend

One last comfortable day expected as the humidity remains at bay, for now. Mostly sunny conditions return with highs in the upper 80s.   Humidity will be felt by Saturday as winds turn more southerly. With a weak disturbance working down from the north, an isolated thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon both Saturday and […]

Isolated storms continue Friday

Isolated thunderstorms along with continued heat and humidity remain in the forecast today. The best coverage will be between 2pm and 6pm. Many of us will remain dry though just like Thursday. More storm chances are expected for Saturday before we see less heat and humidity for Sunday which looks to be the best day […]

Isolated storms for Independence Day

We’d like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day! Much of the day remains dry again, but isolated thunderstorms will be possible after 4pm. Coverage on these will be about 30% of the area, so keep those outdoor plans. Just keep an eye on the radar for these as they last through sunset. […]

Thunderstorms continue Friday

A line of non-severe thunderstorms in south Wisconsin this morning will continue to race towards the Sauk Valley bringing some scattered storm activity by 10am. Brief, heavy downpours and gusty winds will be likely with these storms through noon. Areas of sunshine break out for the remainder of the afternoon with hot conditions returning as […]

Showers & storms more likely this weekend

A complicated forecast for the area today as a complex of thunderstorms in Iowa will continue to race east through the morning hours. There is some expectation for this complex to hold it’s own and reach the Sauk Valley just after the noon hour. Cloud cover will continue to increase from the west ahead of […]

Showers and storms return this weekend

Saturday 6/15/19 Scattered showers and storms are quickly moving in early this morning and will continue on and off throughout the day. Some stronger activity will move in after 7pm Saturday evening with the threat for hail and damaging winds. Heavy rainfall will also be likely.   Outside of a stray shower or storm Sunday […]

Long Range Outlook: A break from heavy rain through next week

Long Range Outlook Some really good news in that there are only a couple of rain chances in the next week with none of them looking extremely heavy. This will certainly help our water table fall a bit. So, if you’ve been dealing with basement flooding etc., this will help. However, there are signs another […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9pm

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for Lee County until 9pm this evening. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop late this afternoon and evening with the primary threats being large hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 MPH. Even though Whiteside County is not included in this watch, […]

A few severe storms possible for Memorial Day

Monday 5/27/19 6:30am   The threat for severe weather and heavy rain returns to the region this afternoon and evening.   A complex of showers and thunderstorms in central Iowa early this morning will continue to race northeast and impact te Sauk Valley around the noon hour. Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain will […]

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A few severe storms Friday evening

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until Saturday morning. A line of showers and storms pushing through eastern Iowa this morning will greatly dictate what happens in terms of our risk for severe storms later this afternoon and evening. These are the two scenarios we are watching. Scenario 1): […]

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday morning

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Whiteside County through 10am Sunday… A line of non-severe thunderstorms is currently working into the local area this morning. No severe weather is expected with this activity, but heavy rains and frequent lightning will be likely. Once this activity clears by the afternoon, we’ll see some areas […]

Showers & storms continue into the weekend

Numerous showers and storms Thursday evening have pushed a stationary boundary to the south of us, which will mean much cooler conditions today. A complex of strong thunderstorms to our west will continue to move southeast, keeping the strongest activity out of our area. Clouds along with rain and a few rumbles of thunder will […]