Long Range Outlook Some really good news in that there are only a couple of rain chances in the next week with none of them looking extremely heavy. This will certainly help our water table fall a bit. So, if you've been dealing with basement flooding etc., this will help. However, there are signs another […]
A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for Lee County until 9pm this evening. Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop late this afternoon and evening with the primary threats being large hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 70 MPH. Even though Whiteside County is not included in this watch, […]
Monday 5/27/19 6:30am The threat for severe weather and heavy rain returns to the region this afternoon and evening. A complex of showers and thunderstorms in central Iowa early this morning will continue to race northeast and impact te Sauk Valley around the noon hour. Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain will […]
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A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until Saturday morning. A line of showers and storms pushing through eastern Iowa this morning will greatly dictate what happens in terms of our risk for severe storms later this afternoon and evening. These are the two scenarios we are watching. Scenario 1): […]
A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for Whiteside County through 10am Sunday... A line of non-severe thunderstorms is currently working into the local area this morning. No severe weather is expected with this activity, but heavy rains and frequent lightning will be likely. Once this activity clears by the afternoon, we'll see some areas […]
Numerous showers and storms Thursday evening have pushed a stationary boundary to the south of us, which will mean much cooler conditions today. A complex of strong thunderstorms to our west will continue to move southeast, keeping the strongest activity out of our area. Clouds along with rain and a few rumbles of thunder will […]
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 3am Friday. Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop this evening and overnight. These storms will be capable of producing large hail up to an inch and a half in diameter and wind gusts up to 60 […]
We'll be stepping right into summer on Thursday as a strong southwest wind and warming temperatures aloft support many locations reaching the middle to upper 80s by the afternoon. On the radar this morning is a cluster of thunderstorms racing southeast through parts of Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. This storm cluster is expected to remain […]
SUN!! Today we’ll see it return with a mix of sun and clouds and temps in the 60’s. A quiet and pleasant start to our week ahead, as more spring-like temperatures of the 60’s and 70’s return. We’ll see clouds return Tuesday afternoon when a minor disturbance passes by, bringing the chance for a few […]
The month of April started out initially cooler and dry, but quickly turned wet and active as the jet stream shifted closer to the region bringing with it some of the year's warmest temperatures.
Most of this weekend will be dry, but once we get into early next week additional rounds of heavy rainfall will return to the forecast. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature mainly dry conditions and warmer temperatures, too! The chance for thunderstorms looks to increase after dark on Sunday evening as a cold front approaches […]
A Flash Flood WATCH has been issued for Whiteside County until 1pm Wednesday. A Flash Flood WATCH has also been issued for Lee County until 11am Wednesday. Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day Tuesday with additional rainfall of more than one inch likely. With the soil already saturated from previous […]
Monday Rainfall Roundup Widespread heavy rains produced an inch or more across much of the region this morning. Here's a look at some of the reports that have come in ending around 7am.
Freeze Warning Tonight through Sunday Morning for Whiteside County Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees tonight with a killing freeze likely. Bring in or cover up any sensitive plants to avoid damage.
Just when we thought we were out of the woods when it came to seeing more snow this year, Mother Nature is once again trying to prove us a wrong. This truly seems like the winter that will never end! A potent storm system will send an area of low pressure directly over parts of […]
SAY IT ISN'T...SNOW A fairly nice Saturday lies ahead of us with a mostly sunny sky and lighter winds. Highs will easily reach the middle 50s this afternoon. By tonight and especially into Sunday morning a new storm system will move to the south of us breaking out light rain after midnight. This rain will […]
RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING As discussed in our morning update, we do run the risk for a few strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. We are seeing some non-severe thunderstorms this morning with small hail and gusty winds. This is out ahead of a potent area of low pressure currently strengthening […]
More rain? You guessed it! A stationary boundary remains across the region and as an area of low pressure moves along it later today, a good cluster of showers and storms will soak us by this evening. No severe weather is expected, but a round of moderate to heavy rain is likely with amounts of […]
A new tool from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center is giving us more insight when it comes to comparing different winter seasons and their severity. The AWSSI (Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index) looks at variables like temperatures, snowfall, and snow depth along with precipitation and then assigns points to each of these values which become […]