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 […]

Storm Chances Return Tomorrow

Our severe weather chances return tomorrow (Thursday). We do have a slight chance for a thunderstorm overnight tonight, but a higher chance comes tomorrow. First, a chance for showers and thunderstorms are possible early in the morning hours where some could be strong. These morning storms that could be stronger may produce small to marginal […]

Refreshing Today…Heat/Humidity Arrives Late-Week

  If you don’t like the heat and humidity this forecast is not for you, well, at least the latter part. Today though we won’t be focused on heat at all rather some refreshing temperatures thanks to a cold front slipping through the area. A nice northwest breeze will hold temperatures down to the lower […]

Scattered Shower/Storm Today…Nice Sunday!

The back edge of the cloud cover is quickly approaching with sunshine expected by the noon hour. Some scattered showers and maybe an isolated thunderstorm remain possible for the afternoon and evening hours but no severe weather is anticipated as the stronger forcing and dynamics have shifted well east of the area. Highs today will […]

Nice Friday…Stormy Saturday

What a spectacular day yesterday with comfortable temperatures and humidity levels! Hopefully you were able to get outside and enjoy some of it. If not, you’ve got another chance today though it will be a touch warmer, sunshine will continue with a light breeze. Highs will reach the middle 80s. Tonight looks very mild as […]

Rain Chances Ending

May has come and gone and with that, so has our rain that came through this morning. A marginal risk for strong thunderstorms exists today for portions of eastern Lee county, with a risk for damaging winds. Otherwise, as we start June, clouds will continue to move out of the area and become mostly sunny […]

Memorial Day Forecast

Happy Memorial Day to everyone. Thanks to all who have and are still serving our country. A beautiful day is in store for us across the area as our temperatures will push into the mid 80s. Plenty of sunshine through much of the day as well to allow for any memorial services and festivities to […]

UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm WATCH Until 9PM

UPDATED 7:20 PM: The severe thunderstorm watch has been cancelled as the threat for severe weather has ended across the area.   The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for the entire area until 9pm this evening. Plenty of clearing ahead of an approaching upper level disturbance will bring the potential for […]

Active Pattern Begins Today

Hopefully you were able to get all of your outdoor chores done this past weekend as our pattern is set to change.¬†After enjoying several dry and pleasant days things are going to change beginning with today as a slow moving trough of low pressure that’s been hanging to the west of the area starts to […]

Summer-like Warmth Continues Today

  Another warm day expected across the area after hitting 86 degrees at the Rock Falls airport yesterday afternoon. It appears we will come close if not above that number again by this afternoon as a brisk south wind continues to draw warmer air in with plenty of sunshine expected too. As Tim mentioned yesterday […]

Make Outdoor Plans for a Beautiful Weekend Ahead!

Get ready to get outside this upcoming weekend as the sunshine returns and temperatures warm! Clouds will be on the increase today as a weak disturbance passes by the area. This will lead to slightly cooler temperatures but still not a bad afternoon by any means. Temperatures should manage to make it into the lower […]

Amazing Thursday Ahead

Amazing weather coming to the area starting Thursday as temperatures will warm into the low 70s across the area. Temperatures will remain in the 70s lasting into the start of next week. Along with great temperatures no rain is expected leaving us with mostly sunny & sunny skies for awhile. Our next chance for precipitation […]

Cooler w/Clouds Today…Warming Potential Later

We’ve had just a few cool nights over the past few days but warmer temperatures are on the not so distant horizon. We’ll have to wait another day or two before some real warmth arrives but it will be worth it with a nice looking weekend lies ahead once we get through this week. Today […]

Slight Risk of Severe Storms Today

Quite a noisy evening we went through the other night as some strong thunderstorms developed and traversed the area bringing heavy rainfall to many local hometowns and a spectacular lightning display too! Rainfall ranged from an inch in some spots to well over two inches causing some flooding issues especially in areas near Amboy and […]

Scattered Showers & Storms Continue Tuesday

Another cloudy and wet day in store for us as a stationary front continues to meander across the area providing continuing chances for showers and thunderstorms especially during the afternoon hours. We will have a few dry hours in-between the areas of rain but don’t expect much in the way of sunshine today. Plentiful moisture […]

Unsettled Weekend…Heavy Rainfall Potential Next Week

We’re going into our second day of sunshine across the area with clear skies expected to continue this morning before a few clouds arrive for the afternoon hours. Temperatures will really get a boost today with all of the sunshine and an added southerly wind component. Both of these elements will help us reach over […]

Sunny Skies Are Back! Slight Rain Chance Overnight

Make sure and cast your vote for Sterling Main Street in the America’s Main Streets Contest! Visit to cast your vote today! Sure was nice to see some sunshine in our skies yesterday morning after suffering through quite a dreary weekend. We nearly picked up close to an inch and a half of rainfall […]

Clouds Remain Today…Wet Start to the Weekend

Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! First I’d like to send a huge THANK YOU to the Sterling Optimist Club for inviting me to speak about weather last evening! I really enjoyed the group! Unfortunately for today’s forecast the clouds are going to be sticking around for much of the day but thankfully the showers will […]