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 […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 3am Friday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 3am Friday. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop this evening and overnight. These storms will be capable of producing large hail up to an inch and a half in diameter and wind gusts up to 60 […]

Storms likely Thursday night, some strong

We’ll be stepping right into summer on Thursday as a strong southwest wind and warming temperatures aloft support many locations reaching the middle to upper 80s by the afternoon. On the radar this morning is a cluster of thunderstorms racing southeast through parts of Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. This storm cluster is expected to remain […]

Sunshine returns Monday

SUN!! Today we’ll see it return with a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 60’s. A quiet and pleasant start to our week ahead, as more spring-like temperatures of the 60’s and 70’s return. We’ll see clouds return Tuesday afternoon when a minor disturbance passes by, bringing the chance for a few […]

Quiet weekend before heavy rains return

Most of this weekend will be dry, but once we get into early next week additional rounds of heavy rainfall will return to the forecast. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature mainly dry conditions and warmer temperatures, too! The chance for thunderstorms looks to increase after dark on Sunday evening as a cold front approaches […]

Heavy rain likely through Wednesday

A Flash Flood WATCH has been issued for Whiteside County until 1pm Wednesday. A Flash Flood WATCH has also been issued for Lee County until 11am Wednesday. Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day Tuesday with additional rainfall of more than one inch likely. With the soil already saturated from previous […]

Monday rainfall roundup

Monday Rainfall Roundup Widespread heavy rains produced an inch or more across much of the region this morning. Here’s a look at some of the reports that have come in ending around 7am.

Freeze Warning through Sunday morning

Freeze Warning Tonight through Sunday Morning for Whiteside County Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees tonight with a killing freeze likely. Bring in or cover up any sensitive plants to avoid damage.

Accumulating snow not that far away on Saturday

Just when we thought we were out of the woods when it came to seeing more snow this year, Mother Nature is once again trying to prove us a wrong. This truly seems like the winter that will never end! A potent storm system will send an area of low pressure directly over parts of […]

Sunday snow chances

SAY IT ISN’T…SNOW A fairly nice Saturday lies ahead of us with a mostly sunny sky and lighter winds. Highs will easily reach the middle 50s this afternoon. By tonight and especially into Sunday morning a new storm system will move to the south of us breaking out light rain after midnight. This rain will […]

Risk for severe storms Monday

RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING As discussed in our morning update, we do run the risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. We are seeing some non-severe thunderstorms this morning with small hail and gusty winds. This is out ahead of a potent area of low pressure currently strengthening […]