Severe Storms Across Portions of the Central U.S.; Wet and Windy in the Northwest

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are expected this today across Kentucky, northeast Minnesota, and from southeast Colorado into the Oklahoma Panhandle. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in Kentucky. A strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Heat and record high temperatures persist in the South. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS)

Lat: 41.35°NLon: 89.15°WElev: 650ft.

Overcast

68°F

20°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed NW 8 mph
Barometer 29.75 in
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 18 May 7:15 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ottawa IL

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 55 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 58. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    Low: 58 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 65. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a slight chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 49 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 62 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Thursday
Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 58. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 65. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
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Point Forecast:
Ottawa IL
 41.35°N 88.85°W
7:15 pm CDT May 18, 2022
7pm CDT May 18, 2022-6pm CDT May 25, 2022
 
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