Wind Advisory issued through Sunday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for both Lee and Whiteside Counties until 7am Sunday morning. A strengthening area of low pressure will create windy conditions tonight with sustained winds of 25 to 30 MPH. Gusts of 45 to 50 MPH are likely at times through Sunday morning. Impacts to high profile […]

Why the proper shelter matters during a tornado

TAKE A LOOK: We’ve all seen the devastating images coming in from the deadly tornado outbreak that struck parts of Alabama and Georgia this past weekend. 23 people lost their lives and 97 people were injured. This event is a good reminder as to why manufactured/mobile homes and vehicles are not adequate shelter during a […]

Light snow likely Thursday

We’ll finally begin to make some upward progress with our temperatures today as highs aim for 30. Breezy conditions will persist making it feel more like the 20s, though. Light snow remains likely for Thursday morning. Accumulations look to remain extremely light, with little to nothing expected in our area. Accumulations will be held to […]

Wind Chill Advisory issued for Monday morning

An area of high pressure combined with clear skies and gusty winds will create low wind chill values heading into the early morning hours of Monday. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Lee and Whiteside County until 9am. Low temperatures will drop to between -8° and -10° Monday morning with wind chill values […]

Risk of heavy precipitation returns March 7-10

We’ll enjoy a rather quiet stretch of weather for the next several days as systems pass to our south, but there are growing signals that this quiet pattern will come to an abrupt end later next week. The Climate Prediction Center, which issues longer range probability forecasts, has much of our area in a higher […]

NWS: Well above normal flood risk this spring

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued the first spring flood outlook and is calling for above to well above average risk for flooding in the coming months. In the last several weeks we have already experienced flooding due in part to ice jams and heavy rainfall. That threat looks to continue […]

More clouds to end the week, scattered flurries.

WEDNESDAY 2/27/19 Freezing drizzle will wrap up quickly by 9am this morning leaving us with mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions for the remainder of the afternoon. The late-week snow system continues to look much weaker compared to just a few days ago. Nothing more than scattered flurries is now expected for Thursday and Friday. […]

Winter Weather Advisory through Wednesday morning

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Whiteside County until 7am Wednesday morning. Pockets of freezing drizzle and light snow will move through the area overnight. A light glaze of ice is likely creating slick road conditions, especially on untreated surfaces. A dusting of snow accumulation of snow is likely. Road conditions are expected […]

EXCLUSIVE: Drone footage of flooding in Prophetstown/Lyndon

Our drone captured IDOT crews as they literally plowed the chunks of ice in the water away from IL 78 near Prophetstown. A significant ice jam still exists upstream from the Lyndon bridge. Water is also backing up significantly into Rivers Edge Resort in Lyndon where several trailers are completely surrounded by floodwaters.

High Wind WARNING issued for Sunday

A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for Lee County from 3am until 6pm Sunday.   A HIGH WIND WARNING has been issued for Whiteside County from 3am until 9pm Sunday.   Sustained winds of at least 30 MPH will begin just after midnight tonight lasting through much of Sunday. Wind gusts up to 55 […]

Strong winds, heavy rainfall this weekend

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Whiteside County until midnight tonight. An Areal Flood Advisory has been issued for Lee County until 2:45pm. An inch or more of rainfall has already fallen this morning with an area of heavy rainfall. Additional rainfall is likely later this afternoon and evening which will lead to […]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Saturday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lee County from 3am-9am Saturday and for Whiteside County from 12am-10am Saturday. A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet will overspread the area after midnight tonight continuing until mid-morning Saturday. Minor ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch will be likely […]

Powerful storm arrives this weekend

FRIDAY 2/22/19   A powerful storm system will be impacting our area over the next 48 hours bringing everything from ice to thunderstorms and even strong winds.   A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet will overspread the region just after midnight tonight before transitioning to all rain by sunrise Saturday morning. Some minor […]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Wednesday

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lee and Whiteside County beginning at midnight tonight through 6pm Wednesday evening.   Areas of light snow will work in after midnight lasting through much of Wednesday with total accumulations of 1 to 3 inches likely.   As warmer air mixes in Wednesday afternoon, a brief period […]

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory issued for Sunday

SUNDAY 2/17/19 11:30 AM A break in the steady snowfall is arriving now and will last until around 1pm this afternoon. Areas of light snow will then move back in with an additional inch or two of accumulation likely. The current forecast remains on track with most areas picking up 2 to 4 inches total. […]

Tracking weekend snow chances

FRIDAY 2/15/19 Happy Friday! Did you enjoy yesterday’s warmth? This morning it will feel some 60 degrees colder thanks to wind chills of around -10° this morning. We get some sunshine back at times, but brisk winds will make for a cold day. We continue to track snow chances for the later half of this […]

Briefly Quiet Wednesday

WEDNESDAY 2/13/19 Are you ready for a break from the crazy winter mess? We’ll get it today! Winds will still remain a little gusty at times, but we will break out into some areas of sunshine with highs reaching the middle 20s. SIDE NOTE: Many roads, especially rural, will remain slick this morning. Use extreme […]

Winter Continues

Temperatures today will slowly be on the decline as we head into our afternoon hours. We are expecting some snowfall to return to the area throughout the day, mainly this afternoon and tonight. Areas may experience more freezing drizzle and fog before the afternoon sets in as temperatures will rise right at or slightly above […]

UPDATED: ICE STORM WARNING UNTIL 9AM TUESDAY

Monday 2/11/19 10PM An ICE STORM WARNING has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 9am Tuesday morning. Freezing rain will continue into the predawn hours of Tuesday before switching over to all snow by mid-morning. Total ice accumulations of at least three quarters of an inch are likely. Several roads are already reported […]