February Begins Cold

Today marks February first. We’re almost through this winter season, and as we know; February can be volatile. Today we’ll be experiencing just that, as our temperatures will drastically change before the noon hour. Another arctic blast is scheduled for this morning to impact much of the Midwest, including the Sauk Valley area. While the […]

South Winds Enter

Good Tuesday morning! Early this morning winds will shift towards the south bringing us warmer air than yesterday. Expect wind speeds around 13MPH from the south, with gusts up to 20MPH at times. Highs today won’t be in the 40s just yet, only around 35 degrees for most of us. Cloud will increase as we […]

Another Warming Trend This Week

Clouds will be on the decrease by this afternoon getting us back into a little bit of sunshine but a stiff breeze will make temperatures feel just a tad cooler. Another warm trend will commence by tomorrow as winds switch to the south sending is well into the 30s. 40s and a slight chance for […]

Warming Trend This Week

After what seemed like a spring or summer day yesterday with temperatures topping out at 57 degrees at the Whiteside county airport, we’ll be needing a jacket for the next couple of days before we crank up the temperature again. A few of our midday and afternoon thunderstorms across the area and neighboring counties experienced […]

Heavy Rain Producing Thunderstorms Overnight

Hopefully, you were able to get outside at some point yesterday and enjoy the beautiful afternoon. Today, not so nice! Areas of clouds, fog and drizzle will be with us this afternoon as an area of low pressure rapidly intensifies in the plains. This system will have an unusually high amount of moisture to work […]

30s Today, 40s Tomorrow

We’ll have one more day stuck in the 30s as highs today really won’t leave the 30 degree mark. A southwest wind around 12MPH will be in place, but it won’t bring in much warm air due to the snow on the ground to our southwest. We’ll see mostly sunny  conditions with very little in […]

Snow Arrives Sunday Night/Monday Morning

SNOW RETURNS THIS EVENING A clipper system will bring a fresh round of snow and much colder temperatures to the area over the next couple of days. Snow will begin later this afternoon (after 4pm) and continue through the overnight hours eventually tapering off Monday morning. Storm total accumulations of 2-3″ can be expected, with […]

Colder Weekend, Accumulating Snow Early Next Week

Thermometers everywhere took a dramatic hit late yesterday afternoon as a powerful cold front swept through the region. We won’t be seeing 50s today, instead upper teens and lower 20s will be widespread under decreasing cloudiness. This weekend will feature chilly temperatures with increasing chances for accumulating snow as we head into next week. We’ll […]

Winter Weather Advisory through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lee and Whiteside Counties until Friday morning. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow expected to melt initially on pavement then potentially freeze creating icy roads, including during the evening commute. Total sleet and snow accumulations up to 1 inch and ice accumulations under a tenth […]

Temperatures Rise This Week

Several school districts have delayed the start of classes this morning so make sure and check with your child’s school. Some slick spots will remain possible on untreated surfaces. Dense fog is also ongoing in spots and could lead to additional light accumulations of ice. Temperatures rose above freezing last night for the first time since […]

Winter Weather Advisory until Monday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 3AM Monday morning for Lee County, including the cities of Dixon, Amboy, Ashton, Franklin Grove and Sublette. Areas of freezing rain/drizzle, sleet and light snow will create slick roadways this afternoon into this evening. Pavement surface temperatures remain well-below freezing due to the recent […]

Bitterly Cold Air Returns

Some light snow ahead of a cold front that arrived just after midnight will likely keep a few slick spots on the road this morning and you may have noticed a new dusting of accumulation on the driveway. Temperatures this afternoon will freefall by this evening and wind chills will become a concern again. A […]

Dangerous Wind Chills Through Tuesday Morning

The combination of the fresh snow-cover on the ground and another strong area of high pressure with arctic origins will produce dangerously low wind chill values this weekend and even into early next week. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Whiteside county until 9pm Sunday for Whiteside County, and from 9pm Monday until […]

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory/Storm WARNING through Friday Night

****WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT FOR LEE COUNTY ****WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT FOR WHITESIDE COUNTY A potent clipper system will produce a widespread moderate snowfall this afternoon into this evening. The snow is expected to begin just before noon and last through the early evening. Total accumulations of 3-6″ are likely with isolated higher […]

Arctic Blast Continues…Minor Snow System Thursday

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in place until noon today as bitterly cold temperatures continue across the area. There is only some small relief in sight as we look at the current forecast for the next few days and to add insult to injury it does appear another accumulating snow is in our future, too. […]