More Records To Fall!

A remarkable stretch of warmth continues on today despite some areas of fog and cloudiness this morning. Areas of fog that developed to the south of the area overnight will continue to impact visibility through the late morning hours. Temperatures will remain warm however quickly climbing through the 40s and 50s. This afternoon mostly cloudy […]

Record Warmth Ahead

Yesterday will be our coolest day in the next week as our pattern sets to turn unusually warm. Highs today will reach well into the 40s with gusty winds by this afternoon. Expect plenty of sunshine in the morning and a mix of more clouds for the afternoon. It truly continues to be an usual […]

More Rain Than Snow On The Way

Clouds, clouds and more clouds again in our forecast for this afternoon as a new storm system gathers strength in the plains. Winter Storm Watches and Warnings are heavily in place to our north while here we will remain on the warmer side of this system receiving mostly rain by late tonight through early Wednesday. […]

January Warmth Continues

Our remarkable warm stretch in the second half of January continues today as highs reach back into the 40s. The only downside this time of year is the warmth usually comes at the cost of not seeing much in the way of sunshine. We continue to run well below normal in the amount of possible […]

Dense Fog Advisory Until Saturday Morning

Areas of very dense fog have formed over much of the area this evening bringing visibility well below zero miles over several areas. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued until 10am Saturday for both Lee and Whiteside county. Make sure and leave plenty of time to reach your destination.  

Dense Fog Likely This Morning

UPDATED 6:40PM – The Dense Fog Advisory has been cancelled for all areas.   Areas of dense fog lowering visibility to less than a quarter of a mile at times will be found over the area this morning. A few slick patches are also likely on less-traveled/rural roads as well. Leave a few extra minutes […]

Wind Advisory Until 10PM

UPDATE: 1/10/17 10PM – The wind advisory has been allowed to expire.   The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10PM this Tuesday evening for the entire area. Winds may occasionally gust over 50 MPH at times this afternoon. Make sure and secure all loose outdoor objects.

Very Active Pattern Ahead

We’ve got a potentially extremely active weather pattern ahead of us this week as an energized jet stream brings in several disturbances from the Pacific. We’ll be on the borderline between above freezing and freezing at times with these systems, so be prepared to encounter some slick spots at times. … Today cloudy skies and […]

Looking Back At 2016

Top Weather Stories of 2016 in the Sauk Valley #3 – High Wind Event – February 19, 2016 Friday February 19, 2016 On this day a remarkably strong area of low pressure was quickly moving due east across portions of southern Minnesota and Wisconsin into Michigan. Due the strong nature of the low, the fast movement, […]

Scattered Showers Monday…Much Colder Ahead

A beautiful start to 2017 as Sunday featured plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures along with light winds. Highs reached easily in the upper 30s in many locations. Today we begin to change our weather pattern a bit as a new disturbance arrives from the west. Most of the forcing for rain generation will be […]

Warm For Now…Chill Looming

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! We’re on the home stretch of 2016 already and it appears December will be going out like a lamb. We’ve entered into a much quieter weather pattern this week with very little chances for precipitation. However, the windy conditions continue to be a big story as weak disturbances […]

Holiday Weekend Forecast

We’re eyeing another storm system for this weekend however this one will be far different from storms that we have seen in past weekends this month as we’ll finally be on the warm side meaning we’ll see more rain than snow with this next system which is a welcome sight! Travel impacts are still expected […]

Dangerous Wind Chills Ahead

The following advisories are currently in effect: Wind Chill Advisory for Lee and Whiteside County until 10AM Monday The combination of temperatures well below zero and brisk southwest winds will create wind chill values near -30 degrees below zero Sunday night into Monday morning. Make sure and cover all exposed skin if you need to […]

Winter Weather Advisory Friday/Saturday

UPDATED 11:30AM 12/17/2016 A Winter Weather Advisory continues until midnight for Whiteside county and 6am Sunday for Lee county. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Whiteside and Lee counties through Monday morning for wind chill values that may reach down to near -30 below zero at times Sunday afternoon, overnight, and into Monday […]

EXPIRED: Latest Winter Storm Info

UPDATE Saturday 12-10-2016 12:35PM The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory in Lee county to a Winter Storm WARNING valid through late Sunday night, as heavier snowfall accumulations are looking more likely to occur in this area with totals of 8 to 12 inches, isolated higher amounts possible.   UPDATED Saturday 12-10-16 […]

Weekend Snow Ahead…Bitter Cold Follows

Fasten your seat-belts as our pattern becomes quite active beginning this weekend and lasting through much of next week. First on the docket is an upcoming storm for this weekend. Details are becoming a little more clear in regards to what may happen as two pieces of energy will interact with the recent cold spell […]

Accumulating Snowfall Possible Sunday

Who’s ready to see some of the white stuff? A disturbance will produ…ce areas of light rain late tonight transitioning to snow before dawn Sunday. Ground temperatures remain above freezing in the upper 30s over our area, so the snow will have a difficult time accumulating initially. However, given the rate at which the snow […]

Snow Possible This Weekend

Welcome to December! By the looks of things the pattern is surely set to make it feel more like December compared to our well above average November we just experienced. Here’s a look at some December averages in terms of temperature and precipitation. Winter officially begins on the third Wednesday of the month. This month […]

Wet Today, Dry Tomorrow

A wet and cloudy day is upon us here across the Sauk Valley on this Wednesday. Going to keep the clouds around for the entire day, but rain chances will be on/off  today. While much of the rain fell overnight, we’ll keep rain in our forecast until the evening hours for much of the area. […]