6:40pm Update: Back edge of the rain is now east of I-39. Our skies will remain dry through the evening with additional showers possible along the cold front later tonight.
UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for Whiteside County.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Lee and Whiteside counties until 9pm, but once the current thunderstorms move through our severe threat will have ended.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Lee County until 5:30pm, but the storm has shown signs of weakening as it has moved through the southern part of the county. Still, very heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible.