Cooler Today…Storms Return Wednesday

Clouds and showers across the area this morning will help keep our temperatures cooler than what we saw yesterday as the clouds are expected to continue into the late morning and very early afternoon hours. Our severe weather threat has decreased and shifted further to the south of the area as better ingredients come together across […]

A Wrench in the Forecast Today! (A Weatherman’s Nightmare)

A complex of thunderstorms that formed overnight in the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota has manged to maintain strength late this morning and by all appearances will be impacting our forecast today. You can see it on radar plowing through much of eastern Iowa and while it does show signs of weakening it will lead […]

Nice Looking Weekend Ahead

We managed to escape our severe threat yesterday thanks in part to all of the cloud cover that stuck around during the afternoon hours. Now that the cold front has moved through expect much more comfortable conditions for this afternoon with plenty of sunshine and a stiff northwest breeze. Highs in the middle 80s are […]

UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 5AM CDT

12:15AM Radar Update A line of strong thunderstorms continues to move southeastward towards the local area. Right now no warnings are in place but gusty winds along with frequent lightning are likely as these storms move through between 1 and 3am.   The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 5AM CDT […]

Summer Returns Today

Good morning everyone. Hopefully we all had time to enjoy the holiday weekend and celebrate our independence. A fairly decent day today but things are going to change come later tonight. Today our highs will bump into the mid 80s with heat indexes nearing 90. Clouds will decrease through our midday/afternoon hour and then increase […]

Nice 4th…Heat & Humidity to Return

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend so far. We will have one more nice day on Monday before the heat and humidity re-surges into the area by Tuesday. Here’s a quick forecast update. Stay safe! -Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke    

Holiday Weekend Forecast

Another beautiful cool and comfortable day is expected across the Sauk Valley as the showers from last night have moved well off to the east. Winds will be out of the north which will continue to usher in a refreshingly cool air mass that will last into much of the upcoming weekend. Dry conditions are […]

Win Passes to #GardenStock16

We’ve teamed up with our friends over at Distinctive Gardens in Dixon to bring to you another awesome contest! We’re excited to announce that our next giveaway starts right now! CONTEST RULES: Take a photo of our weather almanac somewhere in the Sauk Valley and post it to our Facebook OR Twitter page using the hashtag […]

Goodbye Heat & Humidity…For Now

We’re saying goodbye (temporarily) to the oppressive heat and humidity that has plagued the area for weeks and welcoming in a refreshingly cooler and less humid air mass. This cool and quieter pattern will hang on for much of the extended outlook with only a couple chances for precipitation. Today will be the coolest afternoon […]

July 2016 Feature Story: Early Summer Start!

Summer arrived early across the Sauk Valley this year as high temperatures soared to near 90 degrees by the end of May, very much above average for that time of year, and as we are all well aware this trend continues to be present with us right here in June. We can’t complain too much […]

Pleasant Friday…Warmer Weekend Ahead

  We managed to escape most of the wrath of Wednesday’s severe threat with the exception of eastern Lee county which sustained some larger damage due to confirmed tornadoes touching down in that area. The strongest storm so far occurred near Pontiac Illinois where an EF2 tornado was assessed with winds up to 125 MPH […]

Wednesday Severe Storm Coverage

CURRENT ADVISORIES: None   LATEST FORECAST 9:30AM UPDATE: A Moderate Risk for severe weather is still forecast for this afternoon and early evening. Some uncertainty still remains as to whether morning storms can clear out in time to allow sufficient destabilization across the local area for severe storm development, however the potential still remains for scattered […]

Severe Weather to Impact Northern Illinois

Hopefully by now everyone has heard of the potential severe weather threats that may likely affect the area Wednesday. Models continue to bring forward a potential severe weather outbreak day across northern Illinois. Interestingly, this is the one year anniversary (6/22/15) of a significant supercell which caused damage to the Sterling mall, and then multiple […]

Break In Heat & Humidity Today…Severe Potential Wednesday

Summer has officially arrived across the Sauk Valley with the Summer Solstice yesterday occurring during the early evening hours marking the beginning of warmer days ahead. It certainly hasn’t felt like the true first day of summer though since we have been experiencing highs in the 90s since May! Today will feature less in the […]

More Humid Today…Severe Storms Possible Wednesday

We’ll be ahead of a cold front through early this afternoon meaning more muggy conditions will be found until the front clears the area. A mix of sun and clouds can be expected with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm through the early afternoon. Highs will reach the middle 80s. Tuesday will be […]

Come See Us @ Summer Splash! will be on location at this year’s Summer Splash in downtown Rock Falls on Saturday, June 25th from 11am-8:30pm. We’ll have functioning parts of our everyday studio on site including a working green screen where kids (and adults too!) can have their picture taken while giving a mock weather broadcast for only $2!!! You’ll […]

Staying Dry & Comfortable Today

  A nice break from the oppressive heat and humidity is in progress across the area and this will hold for much of the upcoming weekend too! Even though we’ll be increasing the temperatures thankfully the worst of the humidity looks to hold off until Monday when a cold front approaches the area. Today will […]

Another Warm Day

Another warm day expected today along with an increase in humidity. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s with heat indexes approaching 100. Going to stay mostly sunny throughout the day with dry conditions expected, and possibly some gusty winds later. Remember to stay hydrated. Have a great Wednesday. Tim

Strong Storms Possible Today

  After a brief break from the humidity on Sunday it has quickly resurfaced into the area with highs reaching the lower 90s yesterday and heat indexes well into the upper 90s. Unfortunately the heat will stick with us for just a couple more days before a more comfortable air mass arrives by weeks end. […]

Here Comes the Heat

  Morning showers and thunderstorms gave us a reprieve yesterday from what would have otherwise been a very warm and humid day. Temperatures were held into the 70s for highs. That won’t be the case today though as the warm front responsible for those showers and storms surges off to the east putting us fully […]