Powerful storm arrives this weekend

FRIDAY 2/22/19   A powerful storm system will be impacting our area over the next 48 hours bringing everything from ice to thunderstorms and even strong winds.   A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet will overspread the region just after midnight tonight before transitioning to all rain by sunrise Saturday morning. Some minor […]

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Wednesday

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lee and Whiteside County beginning at midnight tonight through 6pm Wednesday evening.   Areas of light snow will work in after midnight lasting through much of Wednesday with total accumulations of 1 to 3 inches likely.   As warmer air mixes in Wednesday afternoon, a brief period […]

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory issued for Sunday

SUNDAY 2/17/19 11:30 AM A break in the steady snowfall is arriving now and will last until around 1pm this afternoon. Areas of light snow will then move back in with an additional inch or two of accumulation likely. The current forecast remains on track with most areas picking up 2 to 4 inches total. […]

Tracking weekend snow chances

FRIDAY 2/15/19 Happy Friday! Did you enjoy yesterday’s warmth? This morning it will feel some 60 degrees colder thanks to wind chills of around -10° this morning. We get some sunshine back at times, but brisk winds will make for a cold day. We continue to track snow chances for the later half of this […]

Briefly Quiet Wednesday

WEDNESDAY 2/13/19 Are you ready for a break from the crazy winter mess? We’ll get it today! Winds will still remain a little gusty at times, but we will break out into some areas of sunshine with highs reaching the middle 20s. SIDE NOTE: Many roads, especially rural, will remain slick this morning. Use extreme […]


Monday 2/11/19 10PM An ICE STORM WARNING has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 9am Tuesday morning. Freezing rain will continue into the predawn hours of Tuesday before switching over to all snow by mid-morning. Total ice accumulations of at least three quarters of an inch are likely. Several roads are already reported […]

Accumulating snow likely Sunday

A FRESH ROUND OF SNOWFALL ARRIVES SUNDAY TIMING: Snow begins shortly after 10am lasting until around 6pm Sunday evening. Freezing drizzle will then follow through the evening hours before ending around midnight Monday morning. AMOUNTS: Snowfall accumulations of at least 1″ are likely with scattered areas of 2-3 inches area-wide. A thin glaze of ice […]

More snow arrives by Sunday

FRIDAY 2/8/19 FIRST THOUGHTS ON SUNDAY’S SNOW MAKER WHAT: A minor snowfall event is likely as we enter the second half of this weekend that will precede a much stronger storm system set to arrive late Monday into Tuesday. WHEN: Areas of light snow will break out just before noon continuing until Sunday evening. This […]

UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory through Thursday

The National Weather Service has extended a Winter Weather ADVISORY until 10am Friday for Lee and Whiteside Counties. Freezing rain and snow have come to an end, but increasing winds overnight combined with falling temperatures will lead to wet pavement freezing up. Ice accumulation remaining on powerlines will also increase the chances for scattered power […]

Another Wintry Mix Wednesday Night

Some secondary roads will likely have patchy areas of ice on them from yesterday’s ice event, but those will quickly improve this afternoon as temperatures rise above freezing under cloudy skies. Another storm system approaches us later this evening with areas of light rain breaking out. This will mix with freezing rain towards midnight Thursday […]

Ice Storm WARNING issued for Tuesday

An Ice Storm WARNING has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties beginning at 3pm this afternoon until 6am Wednesday morning. WHAT: Significant icing is expected with total ice and sleet accumulations of two tenths to four tenths of an inch. IMPACTS: Widespread power outages and significant damage to trees is expected. Travel will become […]

Dense Fog Advisory until Noon Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until noon Sunday for Whiteside and Lee Counties. Visibility will drop to less than 1/4 of a mile at times. Approach intersections with extreme caution and leave extra space between you and other vehicles in case you need to make a sudden stop.  

Weekend Highlights: Warmer Temperatures

WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS: Much warmer temperatures will move in on top the existing snow creating widespread areas of fog and drizzle. There could be some patchy freezing drizzle early Saturday before temperatures remain above freezing for at least the first part of next week. ANOTHER RECORD: If you are keeping score at home, so far this […]

Wind Chill WARNING: When you’ll want to stay inside this week.

Dangerous and even life-threatening wind chills are likely through Thursday as a potent arctic air mass along with strong winds establishes itself across the region. A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 6pm Tuesday. A Wind Chill WARNING has been issued for Lee and Whiteside Counties from 6pm Tuesday […]

Winter Weather Advisory through Monday evening

A Winter Weather Advisory continues for both Lee and Whiteside Counties until 6pm this evening.   The accumulating snow has ended, but now strong winds are moving in causing significant blowing and drifting snow, especially in open areas.   Be prepared to encounter reduced visibility at times and snow-covered roads. Make sure your vehicle is […]

Winter Storm WARNING Issued for Sunday/Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm WARNING for Whiteside County from 6pm Sunday until 6pm Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Lee County from 6pm Sunday until 6pm Monday. Hazards: Snow, moderate to heavy at times will arrive Sunday evening continuing through the late morning hours of Monday. Total […]

Still Watching Potent Storm for Sunday/Monday

We continue to monitor the potential for a significant winter storm in the late Sunday Night/much of Monday timeframe. While you’ve likely seen the maps predicting doomsday snowfall in the order of feet, we continue to monitor the trends and await increased confidence before pulling the trigger on any preliminary snowfall forecasts for the area. […]

Dangerous Wind Chills Through Friday

The combination of bitterly cold temperatures and strong winds will create dangerous wind chills Thursday night through much of Friday. A Wind Chill WARNING has been issued for Whiteside County until noon Friday. A Wind Chill ADVISORY has been issued for Lee County until noon Friday. Temperatures falling into the teens below zero will combine […]

Cold Weather and Pets

COLD AND PETS: As temperatures continue to tumble for the rest of the week, we want to remind you to keep an eye on your pets. All animals are vulnerable to hypothermia, fur or no fur, especially small & short haired breeds. Limit their time outside and make sure their water is full. If you […]