A Comfortable Back to School

What a beautiful second half of the weekend it was across the area with very comfortable temperatures and a nice breeze too! The good news is we get to continue those same conditions again today as high pressure remains anchored near the area. Plenty of sunshine will be found with highs near 80 degrees. Looks […]

Storm Chances Again Today…Fall Preview Ahead!

Rain, rain, and MORE rain. Some areas just don’t need anymore of it! We continue chances for scattered thunderstorms again today with hot and humid conditions. Highs will be near 90 with heat index values near 105 so make sure and drink plenty of water if you will be working outdoors this afternoon. A nice […]

Flash Flood WATCH for Lee County until 6AM Friday

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flash Flood WATCH for Lee county until 6AM Friday. Due to the saturated ground from this mornings thunderstorm activity and the anticipation of further thunderstorms later this evening, there is concern that additional rainfall could cause more flash flooding across the area. Storms again overnight tonight […]

Overnight Storms Cause Flooding, One rescued

While many were sound asleep last night, slow moving thunderstorms moved through eastern Whiteside county affecting Lee county severely. Mainly between the hours of 12AM and 5AM, portions of Lee county experienced very heavy rainfall, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and flooding. However, not all of Lee county experienced flooding and heavy rainfall. Mainly the […]

Early Storms Cause Flood Advisory

Early storms starting in western Lee county around 12:30AM may have shook the house of several residents. Along with frequent cloud to ground lightning, heavy rain was falling in these slow moving storms. The National Weather Service of Chicago issued a Flood Advisory at 1:16AM where Doppler radar estimated 1 to 2 inches have fallen […]

Clouds Early…Storm Chances Increasing

We couldn’t manage to escape a few renegade showers yesterday afternoon and evening as the storm system responsible for massive flooding in Louisiana continues to push off to the northeast. The bulk of the rain yesterday fell in areas just south of Chicago with many reports of 3 inches or more common. Now that the […]

Drenching Storms Ending…Beautiful Weekend Ahead

Scattered showers and storms will remain possible as we head through the rest of the day today but the heavy rainfall threat appears to be decreasing. Here is a look at the Doppler estimated rainfall as of 10:30 this morning. Many locations have received over 2 inches and some over 3 inches of rain since […]

UPDATED: Flash Flood WATCH Through Friday

10:00AM FRI AUG 12 UPDATE: A Flood WARNING has been issued for Whiteside county until 6:45p Friday. Area creeks and streams may rise significantly due to excess runoff from the recent heavy rains. A Flash Flood WATCH remains in place for Lee county until midnight Saturday. Remember, never cross a flooded roadway no matter how […]

Cranking Up the Heat & Humidity Again

After a few comfortable days with low humidity and average afternoon highs we’ll be cranking up the heat and humidity again this week as much warmer air to the southwest begins to migrate northward. You’ll notice the increase in humidity today as highs reach the middle 80s. We’ll remain dry through at least Wednesday with […]

A Comfortable End to the Week

After some rough weather last evening we’re looking at much quieter skies across the Sauk Valley for today and even parts of the upcoming weekend too. You’ll notice much less in the way of humidity today as well with comfortable conditions expected. Here’s your latest forecast. Make it a great Friday!   Showers and thunderstorms […]

Severe Thunderstorm WATCH Until 2AM

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 2AM for the entire area. A severe line of thunderstorms currently progressing through eastern Iowa will continue to move into the area after 10PM with damaging winds the primary threat. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out as this line of storms progresses off to […]

Turning Up the Heat

We’re on location from Toronto Ontario Canada this morning where they have been experiencing pleasant temperatures in the lower 80s and low humidity levels. The opposite will be true for you our friends back home as the heat and humidity makes a comeback. Here’s the latest forecast. Have a great Tuesday! Scattered showers and thunderstorms […]

Shower & Storm Chances Continue

Showers and thunderstorms will be back with us again this afternoon as a weak area of low pressure continues to provide lift across the region. Some of the storms could produce weak funnel clouds again but the threat for strong tornadoes is low. We’ll hang onto the storm chances through Saturday but right now Sunday […]

Excessive Heat Warning/Heat Advisory until 7PM

​An Excessive Heat Warning has been reissued for Whiteside county until 7pm this evening and a Heat Advisory has been issued for Lee county until 7pm. High temperatures in the lower 90s will combine with high humidity levels to produce heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees by this afternoon. Exercise extreme caution if […]

UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm WATCH Until 10PM

10:49P UPDATE: The severe threat has ended across the entire area.     The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until 10PM. Timing: 6P-10P Hazards: Large Hail: Moderate Damaging Winds: Moderate Tornadoes: Low Heavy Rain/Flash Flooding: High A cluster of severe thunderstorms across portions of northeastern Iowa will continue to move eastward with […]

Heat Continues Friday…Storm Chances Too!

An Excessive Heat Warning continues onward today as highs in the 90s will create dangerous heat index levels near 100+ again this afternoon if we do not see any new storm activity during the morning or afternoon hours. The freshly fallen rain will make the humidity even worse today so if you must be outdoors […]

UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm WATCH until midnight Friday

11:50PM Update: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been cancelled for the area as the severe threat has greatly diminished. -Andrew The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for the entire area until midnight Friday. Timing: 9PM through early Friday morning Hazards: Damaging Wind: Moderate Large Hail: Moderate Tornadoes: Low Heavy Rain: High […]

Excessive Heat Warning

By now everyone should have had some time to prepare for the excessive heat that is upon us for Thursday and Friday. An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the area from noon Thursday to 7PM Friday. Temperatures for both days are expected to remain in the mid 90s with heat index values ranging […]

Partly Sunny & Warmer Today

An excessive heat watch is in effect beginning Thursday morning through Friday evening as temperatures will soar well into the 90s and heat index values into the 100s. Before that though we have one more chance for showers and storms late tonight into Wednesday. Full details in today’s episode of Sauk Valley Weather Today. Make […]