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 […]

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 […]


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 […]