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 […]

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 […]

Snow Continues Through This Evening

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect through 6am Monday morning. Snow fall will continue on into the evening and early morning hours, dropping as much as one to two inches per hour in some areas. Travel is ill advised at this time. If you can stay home, please do so. Winds will be blowing out […]

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 […]

Another Round of Light Snow Heading Into The Weekend

Friday we will see sun ahead of the snow system that will move into the area overnight. Snow is expected to inch into the area after midnight and continue through late morning Saturday. Temperatures will continue to trend below normal with temps only in the low 30s, making it feel like mid-December. Accumulations are expected […]

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 Milledegeville 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 […]

Heat & Humidity Return

THURSDAY 9/20/18 Muggy conditions will be felt across the Sauk Valley today as a warm front will advance north. Temperatures are expected to reach into the lower 90s for our region. Humidity will also rise into uncomfortable conditions, allowing our temperature to reach heat index values around 95°. We’ll remain dry in our afternoon hours […]