January Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse

Supermoon & Lunar Eclipse Information On the night of Sunday, January 20th, the moon will be considered a Supermoon and also our first and last Lunar Eclipse for 2019 will occur. You don’t need to be in a dark place to see this event. Just clear/clearing skies and your eyes will do. Our forecast does […]

Winter Storm WARNING for Friday & Saturday

Winter Storm Warning’s Issued The entire area has been upgraded to a winter storm warning issued for 3PM this afternoon and ending 12PM Saturday. A good scenario continues to play out favoring snow totals between 4-7 inches across our local area. Still, higher accumulations are quite possible within the heavier band of snowfall, allowing for […]

Friday & Saturday Snowfall Potential

Highs around 31 & cloudy. Lows in the upper teens tonight. —The Upcoming Storm System— We continue to inch our way closer to receiving more accurate model data for this weekends potential winter storm. Low confidence remains in the forecast overall, but that will change as we progress through today and especially overnight. -Tim

Winter Storm WATCH for Friday & Saturday

Winter Storm Watch Issued For: Whiteside County and entire DVN coverage area. Does not include Lee county and LOT coverage areas as of 10:45AM. Source: From NWS — What: Heavy snow possible in DVN coverage area. Snow totals forecast between 4 to 6 inches possible where some areas could exceed 6 inches. Drifting snow is […]

Increasing potential for accumulating snows this weekend

WEEKEND SNOWMAKER THOUGHTS   We’re beginning to get a clearer picture when it comes to what our next potent storm system will bring as we head into the upcoming weekend.   It is still too early for snowfall forecast amounts, but our confidence is greatly increasing that we will see accumulation here in the Sauk […]

Winter Weather Advisory through Wednesday morning

Winter Weather Advisory A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Whiteside county for the redevelopment of freezing drizzle later this evening and tonight. This advisory expires at midnight tonight. No advisory has been issued for Lee County at this time, but freezing drizzle is in the forecast. -Tim

Plummeting Temperatures Next Week

The next storm system this weekend will likely bring some snowfall, but what about the temperatures that follow? Temperatures following Friday/Saturdays storm system will plummet shortly after it moves on as early as Saturday night. Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower single digits that night. Sunday won’t be much better with highs just […]

Warming trend to finish out the week

A warming trend begins today with cloudy skies expected this morning. By the afternoon we’ll see a few peaks of sunshine as highs reach the low 30s. Several days in the 40s are expected leading into the weekend with dry conditions through at least Sunday.

Overcast New Years

Yet again the new year has rolled in, with a bang too in some locations where fireworks were heard and displayed. Unfortunately we won’t be seeing any sunshine today as overcast conditions will remain through tonight. A few chances for flurries are expected today with lows in the lower 30s.   However, this week will […]

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory 12/31/18

12/31/18 6:00am UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled. Warmer temperatures are working into the area this morning limiting the threat for freezing rain.   Winter Weather Advisory 4AM Monday to 10AM Monday Mixed precipitation is expected across northern Illinois Monday morning, starting as freezing rain before switching to rain. Light accumulations of ice […]

Winter Weather Advisory through Friday evening

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 8pm Friday evening for Whiteside County. Areas of freezing drizzle and light snow will create slick travel, especially on untreated roads. Bridges and overpasses will be particularly vulnerable to a thin glaze of ice. Treat all wet-looking roads with extreme caution and reduce speed […]

White Christmas Possible?

Christmas Eve we will see Party Sunny skies and dry conditions with highs in the upper 30s. A White Christmas? Christmas Eve night, a small disturbance will pass near the area bringing a chance for rain and in some areas light snow. Accumulations will be small, as most areas could see a dusting up to […]

Dense Fog Advisory for Lee County until 2pm Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Lee County through until 2pm Monday. A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one-quarter mile. If driving…slow down… use your headlights…and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

2018’s brightest comet to pass by Earth this weekend

Comet Wirtanen/46P passes closest to the sun on December 12, 2018, and closest to Earth on December 16. Comet Wirtanen is the brightest comet in the sky currently and the brightest of 2018. Earlier this month observers around the globe are reporting that Comet 46P/Wirtanen is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye, […]

Dense Fog Advisory through Saturday morning

A Dense Fog Advisory continues until 10am Saturday. The view from our 3rd avenue camera in Sterling shows many non-treated surfaces are becoming covered in a thin layer of ice. Many of the main roads are in good shape however, several side roads are becoming slick. A thin layer of ice is also forming on […]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Wednesday morning

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR LEE AND WHITESIDE COUNTIES A combination of freezing drizzle, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will make for difficult driving conditions just after midnight Wednesday through noon Wednesday afternoon. Snow accumulation of up to one inch is possible along with minor ice accumulations on roads and other elevated surfaces. Leave […]

NWS: Taylorville, IL tornado rated an EF-3 with 155 MPH winds

The National Weather Service survey team continued to assess the damage in the town of Taylorville, IL, just southeast of Springfield Monday. Their findings resulted in an EF-3 rating for the tornado that tore through the town Saturday evening leveling homes and businesses and injuring 22 people. The survey team found damage consistent with an […]

A quiet end to November.

We’ll be ending November on a rather quiet note today with a few patchy areas of fog revealing some sunshine for the afternoon. Highs will return to the middle 30s. A very wet start to the weekend continues to look like for tomorrow with areas of heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms for much of the […]