A Couple Days of Chill, Much Warmer Wednesday!

Whatever snowfall we picked up last night will begin melting by this afternoon with temperatures expected to reach the 40s. Don’t expect much sunshine today, though!

Winds will make a shift to the southwest by Tuesday signalling the beginning of our much anticipated warming trend that will give us highs in the 60s as early as Wednesday! That warmth looks to stick around through at least Friday, and even then some areas could be close to 70!

All of this warmth will help fuel a potent storm system that will send a cold front into the area sometime Friday. This is when we’ll likely see our first round of springtime thunderstorms. Right now, details are not clear enough to discuss any severe weather potential but, it is something that we will be watching, especially given the time of year we are in.

Andrew Stutzke was born and raised in beautiful Sterling, Illinois. As a young child, he was continually fascinated by the weather, especially thunderstorms. Often times he could be found glued to the television watching The Weather Channel. Upon entering high school it was clear what his area of study would be once he started college. After graduating from Sterling High School in 2004, he attended Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois where he received his Associate of Science degree in 2010. In 2016 he received his B.S. in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University.

Andrew is currently the Friday and Saturday evening meteorologist at WIFR-TV in Rockford, IL.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys listening to the latest Alt-Rock and Indie music, storm spotting, walking the many paths around the area, and spending time with family.