Nice Stretch Ahead…Staying Dry

A beautiful stretch of weather is in store for much of the rest of the work week as high pressure will be fully in control of our pattern for several days providing clear skies and lower humidity levels. This pattern will hold until at least Thursday before we return to more heat and humidity as […]

Scattered T-Storms Today…Drier & Cooler Days Ahead

What a beautiful afternoon yesterday with plenty of sunshine and much lower humidity compared to earlier in the weekend as the cold front has pushed to the south of the area and stalled. A wave of low pressure will ride along the stalled out boundary today bringing increased cloud cover and a chance of some […]

Tornado Watch Until 10PM

>>>TORNADO WATCH until 10pm this evening The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for the local are until 10pm this evening. Thunderstorms are expected to develop over the next several hours, some of which could be severe. The main threats with the storms this afternoon and evening will be large hail up to […]

Enhanced Risk of Severe Storms Today

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the area under an Enhanced Risk of severe storms for this afternoon and evening. The combination of a cold front approaching the area from the west and a leftover outflow boundary from this mornings convection up in Wisconsin are expected to be the focal points for thunderstorm development later […]

Heat Advisory Through Saturday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire area through Saturday evening. The combination of high temperatures around 90 and large amounts of moisture will result in heat index values of 100 or greater through Saturday afternoon. If you have to be outdoors for long periods of time, make sure and […]

Showers & Storms Return…Muggies As Well!

Showers and thunderstorms are back in the picture today ahead of an approaching disturbance that will lead to the return of heat and humidity for the upcoming weekend. We could see two rounds, one this morning and then another round later this afternoon and evening if we can get enough sunshine to destabilize the atmosphere. […]

TORNADO WATCH Until 11PM CDT

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a TORNADO WATCH for the local area until 11pm cdt.   Severe thunderstorms will develop over the next several hours and pose a risk of large hail, damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH, isolated tornadoes, and very heavy rainfall. Seek shelter in a sturdy structure if you are […]

3PM UPDATE: Moderate Risk Of Severe Storms

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/andrew.stutzke?_fb_noscript=1″ />Facebook<meta http-equiv=”X-Frame-Options” content=”DENY” /> >>>MODERATE RISK STILL IN PLACE >>>WATCH TO BE ISSUED SHORTLY As of 3:00pm the radar remains quiet over the local area, however that may change over the next several hours. … A special atmospheric profiling was taken at noon from the NWS in the Quad Cities. This […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10am CDT

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the local area until 10am. A strong line of thunderstorms moving south out of southern Wisconsin will affect the local area after 7am. Damaging winds will be likely with this line if it maintains strength. Heavy rainfall will also be likely.

Strong Storms Remain Possible Monday

>>>ENHANCED RISK remains in place for late tonight/early tomorrow morning, MODERATE RISK for much of Monday including the afternoon and evening close to the area… A pretty hefty line of storms has formed in east central Minnesota this evening. Already several reports of wind damage and winds measured near 70MPH. This line will continue to […]

Enhanced Risk of Severe Storms Today & Monday

The Storm Prediction Center has included our area in an Enhanced Risk for severe storms beginning late this evening, overnight, and through Monday. A cluster of strong to severe thunderstorms is expected to develop to the northwest of the area later this afternoon and evening. This cluster is then expected to consolidate into a line […]

Drier and Cooler Today…Rain Chances To Return

            Another bout of heavy rainfall impacted the Sauk Valley area ahead of a cold front that cleared the area early this morning. Most locations in the immediate area picked up between one to two inches with spots around the QC picking up nearly 4 inches of rainfall. Thankfully today […]

Slight Risk of Severe Today…Warm & Humid

Moisture has been on the increase across the Sauk Valley and this combined with some instability ahead of an approaching cold front could lead to some stronger thunderstorms come later this afternoon and evening. The main threats from these storms will be large hail and damaging winds. Heavy rainfall is also possible as there is […]

Upcoming Holiday Weekend a Winner!

A beautiful stretch of weather is in the cards as we head into the upcoming holiday weekend as our dry and mild pattern looks to continue thanks to high pressure currently over the great lakes. This high pressure system will continue to to feed dry air into the region and cooler temperatures off of Lake […]

Isolated Storm Chances Continue…Wettest June on Record!

Isolated shower and thunderstorm chances will continue to be a part of our forecast for the next day or two as upper level disturbances continue to traverse the area from the northwest. Expect coverage for these to be maximized during the late afternoon and evening hours before diminishing in coverage overnight. Not everyone will see […]

Heavy Rain Threat Ends…Periodic Chances for Storms

We dodged quite a bullet last night as the heaviest precipitation stayed to the south and west of the area thanks to the complex of showers and storms that moved through later in the afternoon robbing the available instability needed. Most locations last night picked up under a half inch of new rainfall, which is […]

Severe T- Storm Watch until 5AM

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe T-Storm Watch until 5am. An area of thunderstorms out to the west will congeal into a line and post a threat of damaging winds, large hail and very heavy rainfall after midnight. The threat for flash flooding will also rise through the night as well, so if […]

Ready for Round Two…Strong Storms Possible Later Today

After a beautiful Tuesday we are once again focusing attention to another enhanced severe weather risk for later today and especially during the overnight hours tonight. This morning areas of showers and thunderstorms are currently ongoing to the south across portions of southern Iowa and western Illinois. A warm front is currently located to the […]