Dry Conditions Today…Storms Return Wednesday

What a wild 24 hours it has been in terms of weather in the Sauk Valley as we saw two rounds of severe thunderstorms yesterday, with the most powerful being later in the evening as a supercell thunderstorm moved over the northern and central parts of the area causing widespread wind damage (and even a […]

Tornado Watch until 11pm this evening

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for the entire local area until 11pm this evening. Strong storms are still forecast to develop as we head through the evening hours out in Iowa and then progress eastward towards the area over the next several hours. These storms will be capable of producing large […]

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 3pm

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe T-Storm watch for our area valid until 3pm this afternoon. A very strong line of thunderstorms with an extensive history of damaging winds will continue to move towards the area from the northwest. Expect the main threat to be damaging winds along with frequent lightning and heavy […]

Enhanced Risk of Severe Storms Today

An enhanced risk of severe storms still exists for today. We may actually see two rounds of strong storms, one late this morning if a storm complex out to the west in Northern Iowa can hold together, and a second complex may develop later this afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. Regional radar picture […]

Another Round of Severe Weather Monday

After a pretty calm Father’s Day, our chances for strong storms are again on the rise as another cold front will approach the area from the northwest during the day on Monday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under another “Enhanced Risk” which includes the threat of numerous severe thunderstorms containing large hail, […]

Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon/Evening

Strong storms remain possible this afternoon as a cold front will be approaching the area from the west later this afternoon and evening. A very warm and moist atmosphere will be in place over the area leading to high areas of instability that have the potential to fuel some stronger storms. Right now the current […]

A Couple More Dry Days Left

The good news continues after our deluge of very heavy rainfall from Monday as we’ll continue to see dry conditions not only today but tomorrow as well as a cold front will be pushing through early this morning. The front will keep the rain chances well to the east and south of the area allowing […]

Brief Break From Rain Today…Continued Active This Week

A much needed dry day in the forecast for your Tuesday which is exactly what we need after yesterdays downpours that left several fields filled with water and even caused quite a bit of flash flooding in area towns. Very heavy amounts of rainfall on the order of 2-3 inches feel in a short period […]

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING has been issued for the entire area through 9:30pm this evening. Already over an inch of rainfall has fallen from the storms that moved through this morning. More heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected through this evening which will likely lead to areas of flash flooding. Be prepared for rapidly rising […]

More Showers and Storms Today…Pattern Sticks Around

Rain already entering the picture for our forecast today (so much for it being dry!) as scattered showers and storms this morning will give way to a brief break early this afternoon before more scattered activity develops later on. Highs today will be much warmer compared to yesterday, as we should hit close to 80. […]

Strong Storms Possible This Afternoon

You may have noticed an uptick in the humidity levels around the area as of late, and especially yesterday as we achieved the warmest high temperature of 2015 so far as our high topped out at 92 degrees. The humidity along with a warm front moving through the area later today will set the stage […]

Less Humid Today…PM Isolated T-Storms

We’ll be under the influence of a somewhat drier air mass for today which will make the expected 80s for highs feel much more comfortable compared to yesterday when copious amounts of moisture was found across the area. ¬†However, with the drier air a colder air mass will exist aloft and that could set the […]

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 8pm

The NWS in Chicago has extended the existing Severe T-Storm Watch that existed to the south of the area, to areas around Dixon and other surrounding communities. This watch does not include the Sterling/Rock Falls area (Whiteside County) A line of non-severe t-storms is currently near the Clinton area, and this line may continue to […]

Dry Saturday…Storm Clusters Sunday

Our dry pattern will continue today as high pressure to our east slowly moves away from the area. Expect plenty of sunshine and a light easterly breeze with highs in the lower 80s. Tonight begins the first of two chances for rainfall, as a storm cluster may form out to the west of the area […]

Shower & Thunderstorm Chances Return

Several clusters of showers and thunderstorms to our west will provide an increase in the cloud cover for today though a few peaks of sunshine will be possible as we head into the afternoon hours. A weak disturbance will be moving through the area that may provide an opportunity for an isolated shower and thunderstorm […]

Warming Continues…Dry Until Thursday

Another cool start across the Sauk Valley this morning as a robust area of high pressure remains firmly in control of our weather pattern and this will continue for one more day before we bring back the rain chances. For today expect plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures as we easily reach the upper 70s. […]

Cool Start But Warmer Today…Warming Continues This Week

A pretty cool start to our Monday morning underway with temperatures in the 50s, but increased sunshine this afternoon will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 60s with a light easterly breeze. Tonight with clear skies and light winds we’ll fall into the middle 40s for lows. Tuesday is looking quite pleasant, with continued […]

Showers with Windy Conditions Today…Sunshine Returns Sunday

While we didn’t get much in the way of showers and thunderstorms yesterday, today will be a different story as a cold front finally moves through the area. Originally the timing brought the front through the area during the evening on Friday, but it has since slowed it’s progression eastward so we’ll have to hang […]

Another Dry Day…Thunderstorms Return Tomorrow

High pressure will remain in firm control of our weather pattern today as we will continue to see plenty of sunshine and light winds. Highs today will be in the lower 80s. Changes take place tonight as moisture begins to stream back into the area from the southwest leading to increased chances for showers and […]