NWS: Taylorville, IL tornado rated an EF-3 with 155 MPH winds

The National Weather Service survey team continued to assess the damage in the town of Taylorville, IL, just southeast of Springfield Monday. Their findings resulted in an EF-3 rating for the tornado that tore through the town Saturday evening leveling homes and businesses and injuring 22 people. The survey team found damage consistent with an […]

A quiet end to November.

We’ll be ending November on a rather quiet note today with a few patchy areas of fog revealing some sunshine for the afternoon. Highs will return to the middle 30s. A very wet start to the weekend continues to look like for tomorrow with areas of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms for much of the […]

Gradual warming trend with heavy rain possible this weekend

The deep snow packĀ in place will continue to favor cold conditions for another couple of days before a warming trend begins by the end of the week. Wind chills will be as low as a few degrees below zero this morning before some improvement arrives for the afternoon. Clouds will be on the increase throughout […]

Record-breaking blizzard makes November 2018 snowiest on record

The biggest storm of 2018 arrived later than usual courtesy if a powerful low pressure system that tracked from Kansas through parts of Missouri and eventually central Illinois on Sunday, November 25. Copious amounts of moisture combined with a strengthening low pressure system to produce widespread rains followed by heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions. Rain […]

Storm Snowfall Totals

SNOWFALL STORM REPORTS: These are preliminary storm reports! Source: NWS/CoCoRaHS Combined Reports. please note DeKalb had two measurements this morning at the time of this post. The other measurement was 9.1. Edit: Other towns added to the list after time of post: Rochelle 12.0 Paw Paw 6.0 Steward 5.5 PLEASE NOTE: Your totals may be […]

BLIZZARD WARNING until 6am Monday

A BLIZZARD WARNING has been issued for LEE and WHITESIDE COUNTIES until 6am Monday. Snow will continue to fall and intensify into the late afternoon and early evening hours with strong winds gusting up to 40 MPH by early evening. This will great blizzard conditions with extremely low visibility making travel dangerous. Snowfall amounts of […]

UPDATED: Winter Storm WARNING for Sunday

A Winter Storm WARNING has been issued for Whiteside and Lee Counties in effect Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Moderate to heavy snow will be likely by late Sunday morning continuing into the afternoon before ending early Sunday evening. Total accumulations of 5-8 inches will be likely significantly reducing visibility and creating dangerous travel conditions. […]

Winter Storm WATCH for Sunday

A Winter Storm WATCH has been issued for WHITESIDE and LEE COUNTIES beginning Sunday morning through Sunday evening. THREATS: Snow accumulation of at least four inches with locally higher amounts possible combined with strong winds causing significant blowing/drifting snow and reduced visibility. If you have plans to travel during this timeframe we strongly suggest you […]

Rain likely Friday with accumulating snow on track for Sunday

Warmer temperatures will continue to remain in place today thanks to a south breeze that will be gusty at times. This morning dry conditions can be expected with increasing chances for rain after the noon hour. Areas of light to moderate rain will continue into the early evening before tapering off around 10pm. Highs this […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

We here at SaukValleyWeather.com want to wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. May this holiday be filled with joy to each and every one of you. If you are traveling from place to place, be safe and enjoy the great weather. We’ll continue to see clouds push out of the area today allowing […]

Clouds increase by the upcoming weekend

Sunshine will be disappearing for a while after today so enjoy it while we have it! Light winds today combined with that sunshine will create a spectacular fall day for us with highs in the middle 50s. Rain chances increase as we head into the upcoming weekend. Overall temperatures will remain fairly steady in the […]

Wind Advisory Saturday

A Wind Advisory has been issued for LEE and WHITESIDE COUNTIES until 4pm Saturday evening. Strong northwest winds sustained around 25 to 35 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH will be possible through the late-morning and early-afternoon hours. This will make driving difficult for high profile vehicles. Make sure and also secure any lightweight […]

Severe Thunderstorms Possible Monday

October will be coming in like a lion today as we see a renewed risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. An area of low pressure will move into eastern Iowa this afternoon pushing a warm front up to the US-20 corridor. This will allow our temperatures to rise into the 70s building instability, […]

National Weather Service: Straight-line winds up to 100 MPH likely to blame for Milledgeville damage.

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities surveyed the damage in MilledegevilleĀ on Wednesday afternoon and is estimating straight-line winds up to 100 MPH tore through the town causing significant damage Tuesday evening. A complex of severe thunderstorms that were part of a very strong cold front working through parts of Iowa raced eastward into […]

Stormy Monday Likely

A widespread area of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms is currently pushing in this morning and will continue through the late-morning. Around the noon hour we’ll likely see a break in the activity for a bit before more scattered storms develop after 2pm. If we manage to sneak in some sunshine for a short […]

Finally, A Spring-like Day Wednesday

OUTSIDE PLANS TODAY! Sunshine will be most abundant this morning before clouds move in for the afternoon. That won’t hurt our warm-up potential too much with temperatures expected to get into the upper 50s to around 60 for this afternoon. Tonight as a low-level jet increases and a disturbance passes to the north, a few […]

A Couple Days of Chill, Much Warmer Wednesday!

Whatever snowfall we picked up last night will begin melting by this afternoon with temperatures expected to reach the 40s. Don’t expect much sunshine today, though! Winds will make a shift to the southwest by Tuesday signalling the beginning of our much anticipated warming trend that will give us highs in the 60s as early […]