Winter Advisory for Monday February 5th

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect beginning Monday at 12PM and lasting through the evening. Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected to fall. The snow will move in from Iowa around the noon hour. Along with the snowfall, temperatures will be in the upper teens. Expect snow covered roads and low […]

February Begins Cold

Today marks February first. We’re almost through this winter season, and as we know; February can be volatile. Today we’ll be experiencing just that, as our temperatures will drastically change before the noon hour. Another arctic blast is scheduled for this morning to impact much of the Midwest, including the Sauk Valley area. While the […]

South Winds Enter

Good Tuesday morning! Early this morning winds will shift towards the south bringing us warmer air than yesterday. Expect wind speeds around 13MPH from the south, with gusts up to 20MPH at times. Highs today won’t be in the 40s just yet, only around 35 degrees for most of us. Cloud will increase as we […]

Warming Trend This Week

After what seemed like a spring or summer day yesterday with temperatures topping out at 57 degrees at the Whiteside county airport, we’ll be needing a jacket for the next couple of days before we crank up the temperature again. A few of our midday and afternoon thunderstorms across the area and neighboring counties experienced […]

30s Today, 40s Tomorrow

We’ll have one more day stuck in the 30s as highs today really won’t leave the 30 degree mark. A southwest wind around 12MPH will be in place, but it won’t bring in much warm air due to the snow on the ground to our southwest. We’ll see mostly sunny¬† conditions with very little in […]

Continue With Fall

Another Fall-like day will be present not only today, but through the weekend with temperatures [after today] in the lower 70s. Today though, Highs around 74 with plenty of sunshine once our fog burns off by our late morning hours. So get out an enjoy not one, but the next three days! A cooler night […]

Falling for the 70’s

Quite the noticeable cool down is in effect for the area over the next several days as we remain in the 70s. A great break from that summer-like weather is finally here, and a taste of fall will stick around for now.. Decreasing clouds today with highs only reaching 71 degrees. We’ll have a cool […]

More Heat, Dry, and Humid Conditions

As the cold front stalled out yesterday across eastern Iowa, and far northwest corner of Illinois, storms failed to linger into the Sauk Valley region leaving us dry and hot. Unfortunately that cold front will not advance any further east as it transitions into a warm front over the next day and move northward out […]

Heat, Storms & Solar Eclipse Countdown

Good Wednesday everyone! A little bit of heat and humidity will be present across the area today along with chances for showers and thunderstorms early this afternoon and then again later tonight. For today we’ll be increasing our clouds allowing for a mostly cloudy day along with southeast winds around 7MPH. Some disturbances will be […]

Weekend Feature: Solar Eclipse 2017

By now everyone has heard about the big event of the year that will soon be here, and then be gone just as fast. That’s the total solar eclipse of 2017. An event that millions upon millions of people around the globe have been planning since last year. What makes this total solar eclipse so […]

A Tad Bit Warmer

Good Wednesday morning! Another dry day expected across the Sauk Valley region today. We’ll pick up a calm south wind by before the morning ends which will bring in a tiny bit of moisture to the area. Thankfully, it will not bring a lot of humidity to make it uncomfortable. Highs today for the area […]

Threat for Storms Today

A little warmer, more moisture, and also a chance for some shower and thunderstorm activity today are in the discussion. We’ll start off the day with some fog in areas across the two counties, and that should begin to burn off fairly quickly as the sun comes out. A very calm wind to start will […]

More Storms Following Wednesday

Good morning. We’ve had several dry days, along with very pleasant days as little moisture has been present. That will start to change starting today and tomorrow, though our dewpoints won’t skyrocket into any excessive heat standards. A little bit more moisture will enter our area today allowing for a possible isolated shower for this […]

Weather Statement- Funnel Clouds Possible

Cold Air Funnels are possible through our afternoon hours. An area of agitated cumulus clouds are present across much of northern Illinois. These clouds will favor development of cold air funnels. Read below for more information regarding these funnels. Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of isolated funnel clouds associated with widely scattered thunderstorms […]

High Pressure Sets In

Yesterday I mentioned how our humidity levels were going to just drop. This will continue as a high pressure will settle in the area allowing all of our moisture to remain to our south. Along with that, we’ll see plenty of sunshine, low humidity levels, and zero chances for rain! A much needed break from […]

Clearing Up The Sky

We are finally going to get a break from some rain, clouds, and humidity for awhile. A lot of rain has fallen over the last couple of weeks across the area resulting in flash flooding along with river flooding in areas. If you haven’t check out our drone coverage of the Rock River on Sunday […]

Flash Flood Warning for Whiteside Co

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Whiteside County until 2AM Thursday. at 7:55PM Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen, and flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Some areas include Sterling, Rock Falls, Morrison, Fulton, Prophetstown, Erie, Tampico. Additional rainfall […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH is in effect for Whiteside and Lee county until 12AM July 22nd, Saturday. The main threats associated will be damaging winds capable of 70MPH gusts. Secondary threats will be that of large hail up to lime size in areas, and a couple of isolated tornadoes are not out of the question. […]

UPDATE: Severe Weather Risks Shift South

An update about our current risk for severe weather is warranted. Earlier a slight risk was in place for the Sauk Valley area across Whiteside and Lee county. At the 11:30AM update, the Storm Prediction Center noticed a quasi-stationary front which extends from central Iowa through northern Illinois onward to Indiana. Due to this and […]

More Storms, Heat, and Flooding Possible

It’s Friday and we’ve got a lot to discuss regarding hazardous weather, advisories, and heat. To start off the day we’re already sitting in the lower 70s in Sterling at 6:30AM. More shower and thunderstorms are possible through much of the day mainly an on/off scenario. It’ll remain somewhat scattered and our chances for showers […]