Coldest Air of the Season On Tap

Brace yourselves! If you thought temperatures earlier this week were cold the worst is yet to come. After enjoying the very mild conditions we had yesterday with highs in the middle 40s winds of change are on the horizon starting today.  We’ll reach our high temperature this morning followed by falling temperatures behind a cold front […]

Colder Today…Warm Up on the Horizon

Our potent clipper system from yesterday is on the way out after putting down around a half an inch of fluffy snow which could cause some travel problems very early this morning as strong northwest winds continue to build in in its wake. Temperatures will be colder today as a reinforcement shot of cold air […]

Showers Continue Today…Big Chill Sunday

Showers will continue to be a part of our forecast today as an area of low pressure continues to advance towards the area though temperatures will be quite mild today with highs in the upper 30s expected. This evening showers will begin to decrease but the clouds will remain as storm system number two begins […]

Gloomy Thursday

On and off showers will be found across the area through the afternoon hours with temperatures holding steady in the middle 30s. A steadier area of light rain is anticipated this evening and through the overnight hours. Still monitoring the potential for snow on Saturday as an area of low pressure slides to the south […]

Couple Dry Days Ahead…Arctic Chill Lurking

We’re off to a great start to 2016 so far as our dry but season pattern has held ground and will continue to do so for at least the next couple of days before we begin talking about our next storm system that will impact the area. Today we may have some morning fog and […]

Plenty of Clouds Today

A solid area of low level stratus clouds has settled southward across the area early this morning which means we won’t see much in the way of sunshine for this afternoon. Still though temperatures won’t be all that bad with highs around 30 expected. The first half of the upcoming weekend still looks rather quiet […]

Dry Start to 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 is will start on a dry and quiet note for us here after weeks of active weather that pushed our December precipitation total to 3.71″! Quite remarkable! Cold temperatures are going to stick with us through the upcoming weekend but a warm up is on the way especially by the time […]

Rain/Ice/Snow Moves Out Today

What a wild Monday we had around the area with a prolonged period of freezing rain that brought a good glaze of ice that landed on every imaginable surface from cars to power lines. Several areas experienced power outages along with quite a few tree limbs down as well. Here are a couple images submitted […]

12:45PM UPDATE: Winter Storm WARNING

12:45PM UPDATE Sleet continues to be the dominate precipitation type here locally while areas to the south are experiencing freezing rain. Latest regional radar snapshot shows that an area of rain/freezing rain is slowly started to transition northward towards the area. Expect sleet to continue with a gradual transition to freezing rain/rain as we go […]

Christmas Day Forecast

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We’re getting a break today from the rainfall thankfully as we are in-between systems which is good news as we certainly don’t need anymore rainfall. Wednesday was quite an unusual day for us not only being under a tornado watch for the latter half but we nearly […]

High Wind Advisory

A High Wind Advisory has been issued for the area beginning at 6pm this evening running through 2AM Thursday morning. A very strong area of low pressure will continue to move northeast through eastern Iowa into parts of Central Wisconsin this evening and overnight. A cold front will move through the local area later this […]

SLIGHT RISK of Severe T-Storms Today

The Storm Prediction Center has included our area in a chance of some scattered severe thunderstorms for later this afternoon. Moderate to heavy rain at times will continue through this morning into the early afternoon before we see a break in the precipitation. By late afternoon and early evening a cold front will be approaching […]

Dry but Cloudy Today…More Rain Wednesday

Welcome to the first day of Winter! Very hard to believe we are days away from Christmas and our warm pattern continues to hold strong across the Sauk Valley as temperatures yesterday exceeded 50 degrees. We also picked up quite a bit of rainfall near three quarters of an inch boosting our monthly total above […]

Warmth Slowly Exits…Cooler Late Week

Not one but two 60+ degree days were just experienced as we stayed on the warm side of a low pressure system that brought us a decent amount of rainfall in terms of what we would normally see the month. Many areas picked up between 1 and 1.5 inches total while areas west of the […]

Heavy Rains Likely Sunday

We’ve got plenty of weather to talk about over the next 24 hours as a frontal system coupled with an area of low pressure moving up over the area from the south will bring heavy rainfall beginning early Sunday morning and then again Sunday evening. However reviewing todays statistics in terms of temperatures is rather […]

Warmth Continues…Big Rains This Weekend

We finally made it well into the 50s yesterday as our well advertised warm up overtook the area along with strong gusty winds all ahead of a cold front that has now pressed well to the east of the area. No worries though as we’ll still be warm today. Our next storm system is poised […]

Morning Fog…Warming Thursday

Fog continues to wreak havoc on our daytime temperatures as we logged another day in the middle 30s when realistically we could have been enjoying the 40s! Fog will continue to be part of our story through the morning hours with most of it on the way out this afternoon as high pressure continues to […]

Dense Fog Overnight…Warming This Week

A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the overnight hours through midday Monday. Expect reduced visibilities under 1/4 a mile in spots. This fog will stuck around through Monday morning which will keep our temperatures from rising much in the afternoon. If it clears it sooner tack on a degree or two onto high […]

Fog Early…Warming Still Ahead

Those stubborn clouds really held our temperatures down yesterday as areas that did experience some sunshine just to the west of the Mississippi River jumped into the middle 40s for highs. The overall pattern continues to favor dry conditions through the first part of the weekend with a slight chance of showers on Sunday, followed […]

Flurries Today then Warming Up!

We sure have seen our fair share of rain around this area as we continue the trend from this past summer. Our are picked up over a quarter of an inch yesterday bringing our November total past the 4″ mark! Thankfully drier weather ahead in the next few days will give us a gentler entrance […]