Flood Warning Issued for Kankakee Valley Area


A flood warning is in effect for much of the WKVI listening area until mid-afternoon. Areas covered by the warning from the National Weather Service include Starke, Northwestern Marshall, Northwestern Pulaski, Southeastern LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. Since yesterday, between 4 and 8 inches of rain have fallen over the warning area, with additional showers expected to bring between one-fourth and one-half inch of additional rainfall. Continue reading

Cooling Centers Available to Help Beat the Heat


Cooling centers are available throughout the area to help residents beat the heat. A heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night. The National Weather Service cautions heat index values will top 100 degrees today and hover near that mark tomorrow. Dangerous heat and humidity may continue through Sunday. Drink plenty of water, stay in an air conditioned room, avoid the sun and check on neighbors and relatives. Continue reading

Cold Snap Could Put Plants in Peril


The calendar says spring, but the forecast says otherwise. Low temperatures over the next week are so are expected to dip into the middle and upper 20s at times, according to the National Weather Service. They advise temperatures could even drop into the low 20s. High temperatures may not get beyond the lower 40s. Continue reading

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory


A dense fog advisory is in effect through mid-morning. Visibility will be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less in places. The fog is expected to lift by 9 a.m. Eastern, 8 a.m. Central. Until then, motorists should slow down, use low-beam headlights for visibility and leave plenty of distance between vehicles.