What a wild 24 hours it has been in terms of weather in the Sauk Valley as we saw two rounds of severe thunderstorms yesterday, with the most powerful being later in the evening as a supercell thunderstorm moved over the northern and central parts of the area causing widespread wind damage (and even a possible tornado sighting) along with very heavy rainfall and lots of flash flooding.
Wind speeds were estimated to be between 70 and 80 MPH at times according to various reports received by the National Weather Service. The Davenport office will be sending teams to the region to survey some of the hardest hit areas to determine whether a tornado or straight line winds cause the damage.
We’ll forward any information that the NWS puts out regarding the storm surveys around the area.
Today will be quite a different story compared to yesterday, as the front is now progressing to the south of the area and drier air is filtering in. We’ll see plenty of sunshine today with highs near 80.
Active storms may return to the region as early as tomorrow as a warm front will approach the area from the west and south. Damaging winds and heavy rainfall are the primary threats right now. We’ll have the latest information Wednesday morning regarding this new round.