Barn doors hang from a tree in the wake of a tornado that touched down at Leon Corners in Whiteside County Saturday. High winds continued to plow through the region today.
Barn doors hang from a tree in the wake of a tornado that touched down at Leon Corners in Whiteside County Saturday. High winds continued to plow through the region today.

Mother Nature wasn't done with the area yet after Saturday's tornadoes.

Gusts of west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, which went up to 45 or 50 mph at times, swept through the Sauk Valley today.

Mount Morris registered the largest gust at 46 mph this afternoon, the National Weather Service office in Romeoville said.

Whiteside County Airport, south of Rock Falls, topped at 45 mph at 10:56 a.m. and 1:56 p.m. today, the NWS office in the Quad Cities said.

High gusts in the 40s also were whipped at Koritz Field in Rochelle, 47 mph, and Rockford Airport, 49 mph.

The highest gust in Sterling was 36 mph.

ComEd reported power lines down throughout eastern Ogle County and southern Whiteside County, where EF-1 tornadoes caused damage Saturday night. The outage caused by the tornado near Leon Corners in Whiteside County was fixed Sunday afternoon, but nearly 300 customers east of Oregon and south of Stillman Valley were without power as of 5 p.m. tonight.

High winds also caused outages today in Whiteside County near Deer Grove, Fenton, Yeowardsville east of Rock Falls, and the Hickory Hills III subdivision in Sterling; as well as River Lane west of Dixon, and near Maytown in Lee County.

A flood warning came into effect at 3 p.m. today for the Rock River in Whiteside and Rock Island counties, and on the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam No. 13 in Fulton to Albany. The stretch of the Rock River from Prophetstown to Barstow had been under a warning since Saturday night.

The Rock reached minor flood stage at 4:30 p.m. at 13.2 feet in Byron, and 12.7 feet in Como.

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