Wintry Weather Across the Northern Tier of the U.S.; Fire Weather Concerns in California

Wintry weather is expected from the Northern Plains to Upper Great Lakes with periods of snow and freezing rain. Another system will bring more snow to the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains Wednesday night into Thursday. Meanwhile, fire weather and air quality concerns persist for portions of the Western U.S., including California. Temperatures will run above normal over much of the East. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS)

Lat: 41.35°NLon: 89.15°WElev: 650ft.

Overcast

46°F

8°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.15 in
Dewpoint 42°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill41°F (5°C)
Last update 21 Oct 5:35 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ottawa IL

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable  in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds

    High: 58 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight.  Low around 49. East wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Showers likely with patchy drizzle before 7am, then patchy drizzle with a chance of showers between 7am and 11am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 78 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 51 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 58 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 42 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 55.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 55 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Low around 49. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers likely with patchy drizzle before 7am, then patchy drizzle with a chance of showers between 7am and 11am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Saturday Night
A slight chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Monday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Tuesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
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Point Forecast:
Ottawa IL
 41.35°N 88.85°W
5:15 am CDT Oct 21, 2020
5am CDT Oct 21, 2020-6pm CDT Oct 27, 2020
 
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