Winter Storm Impacting the Central and Eastern U.S.; Another Winter Storm Moves into the West

A strengthening winter storm with trailing cold front will continue to progress across the central U.S. today then the eastern U.S. on Wednesday. Areas of heavy snow, severe thunderstorms, record high temperatures, high winds, and critical fire weather are expected due to the storm. Another storm system is likely to spread heavy rain and snow with strong winds across the West later this week. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Sterling Rockfalls (KSQI)

Lat: 41.74°NLon: 89.67°WElev: 643ft.

Fog/Mist

51°F

11°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.36 in (981.0 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 27 Feb 6:56 am CST
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles SSE Rock Falls IL

  • Today

    Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain likely before midnight, then a chance of snow and sleet between midnight and 1am, then snow likely after 1am. Some thunder is also possible.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Blustery.
    Showers
    Likely then
    Snow/Sleet
    Likely

    Low: 19 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

    Becoming
    Sunny and
    Blustery

    High: 30 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 19 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46.

    Sunny

    High: 46 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Breezy.

    Mostly Clear
    and Breezy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 50 °F

  • Friday
    Night

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

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

    Sunny

    High: 65 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Rain likely before midnight, then a chance of snow and sleet between midnight and 1am, then snow likely after 1am. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Blustery, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 46.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. Breezy.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 65.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Breezy.
Monday
Rain likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles SSE Rock Falls IL
 41.75°N 89.68°W (Elev. 650 ft)
5:38 am CST Feb 27, 2024
7am CST Feb 27, 2024-6pm CST Mar 4, 2024
 
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