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 […]

More Showers & Storms Today

After our brief break in the activity yesterday, more showers and thunderstorms will be found across the area today as the latest radar image shows a pretty healthy band to the south that will move up in this direction by late morning. After this initial band moves through we will see a brief break in […]

TORNADO WATCH Until 1am Monday

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a TORNADO WATCH until 1am Monday. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop over the area through the remainder of the evening. Atmospheric conditions are supportive of a few strong to severe thunderstorms that could contain large hail, damaging winds, and perhaps an isolated tornado or two. Heavy rainfall […]

Sunshine & Warmth Returns!

            High pressure will continue to be in control of our weather pattern across the Sauk Valley today bringing increased amounts of sunshine as the day progresses. We’ll be much warmer too compared to yesterday, when our daytime high couldnt even get out of the 40s! I did some digging […]

Some Sun Today…Much Cooler Wednesday

Cool high pressure will continue to affect the area in terms of temperatures the next couple of days as we continue a pattern of northwest flow. The visible satellite this morning shows an area of low clouds that will continue to hang around until the late morning hours when we expect some sunshine to break […]

Strong Storms Possible Today

A few peaks of sunshine will be possible this afternoon along with warm and muggy conditions as our area will sit just ahead of an approaching cold front that may provide the opportunity for a few stronger storms this afternoon. Windy conditions will persist as well with gusts to 30 MPH possible. Highs will be […]

Rain Chances Increasing…Warmer

Lot’s of clouds will be found around the area today as an expansive area of light rain looms off to the west. While most of our Thursday will remain dry, by the time this evening rolls around chances for showers and even a few rumbles of thunder will become likely. Highs today will be slightly […]

Windy and Much Cooler

Now that the cold front that caused our recent active pattern over the weekend has moved through the area much cooler temperatures can be expected across the Sauk Valley today with plenty of wind to go along with it. The clouds will remain with us for the remainder of the morning with a few breaks […]

Another Warm One Today

Another summer-like day expected across the Sauk Valley as sunshine along with a few clouds will be around for today. By this afternoon we could see an isolated shower or storm develop, otherwise it will remain quite warm with highs near 80 degrees. The winds will be on the increase as well with gusts around […]

Scattered Showers & Storms Continue

The stalled out frontal boundary responsible for the periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact the weather around the Sauk Valley today and beyond. Some locally heavy rainfall is still possible with any of the storms around the area today. Looking at rainfall totals from the last 12 hours (6pm Monday through 6am […]

Summer-like Warmth on the Way

Brief update this morning as final exam week has arrived! Warm conditions will be found across the area today with I increasing clouds from the west ahead of a storm system that brings our first rain chances tomorrow. Expect highs today in the middle to upper 70s. Sunday is looking windy and quite warm with […]

Tad Cooler Today…Warming Up This Weekend

More sunshine can be expected for today as the storm system that brought yesterday’s increased clouds and even a few showers continues to depart off to the east. In it’s wake cooler temperatures will be found across the area compared to yesterday, but still not bad! Expect afternoon highs in the middle 60s. Friday we’ll […]