Mild Two Days…Colder This Weekend

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy the day with your significant other. If not, Happy “Singles Awareness” Day 🙂 Warmer temperatures continue to filter into the region today with highs pushing over 40. That will start the melting process with our snow pack but we have quite a ways to go before much of it […]

Record-breaking Active Pattern Erases Snowfall Deficits

What started out as a huge snowfall deficit for the WInter 2017-2018 season has now quickly turned into a bit of a surplus thanks to our active pattern over the last several days. A record nine consecutive days of measurable snowfall was observed in Rockford, breaking the old record of 7 consecutive days back in […]

More Accumulating Snow This Weekend

All winter weather advisories and warnings have been allowed to expire now that significant snowfall has moved out of the region. We are not done with the snowfall yet, however with light snow expected to move in just after midnight tonight. Accumulations will be on the order of 1-3″ with higher totals to the south. […]

UPDATED: Winter Storm WARNING Through Friday Evening

UPDATE: 7:30A FRIDAY A Winter Storm WARNING continues for Lee County until 9am while a Winter Weather ADVISORY continues for Whiteside County through 3pm this afternoon ( Early this morning moderate snowfall continues over parts of Lee County while snow is coming to an end over Whiteside County. Roads remain snow-covered and hazardous with some […]

Winter Storm WATCH Thursday Night through Friday

A Winter Storm WATCH has been issued for Lee County beginning 6pm Thursday through 6pm Friday evening. Light snow overnight will leave some slippery road conditions this morning, so leave plenty of time to reach your destination. Another light snow event is possible overnight into Thursday morning. As of now accumulations under half an inch […]

Winter Weather Advisory Continues Monday

A Winter Weather Advisory continues through this evening Bitterly cold temperatures are with us this morning with readings near -10 and wind chills close to -20. Bundle up if you must be outdoors for prolonged periods of time. Moderate to heavy snow at times will overspread the region just after the noon hour and continue […]

Snow Tapering Off…More Snow Monday

Light snow will continue through the morning hours before tapering off this afternoon. Minor accumulations of less than half an inch are expected. The remainder of the afternoon will see temperatures continue to fall into the single digits by this evening making for a cold night ahead. Confidence continues to increase regarding snowfall amounts for […]

Timing Out Snow Chances This Weekend

An active pattern will settle into the region later today where we’ll see our first of many snow chances through next week. This first system will focus most of the energy to the north of the area, with light snow remaining likely as we head into this evening. Light accumulations, mainly under an inch are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]