Accumulating Snow Friday Night into Saturday Morning

An expansive area of cold temperatures continues to rule much of the nation as we begin to close out the week. Winter-like conditions are being felt even as far south as Texas where winter storm warnings exist for accumulating snowfall in areas that typically don’t see snow very often.

We will begin to see some improvement in our temperatures over the next several days. Before that though we do stand the chance of seeing our first accumulating snowfall later Friday night in early Saturday morning. A fast moving clipper system will provide a light dusting to perhaps half an inch of the white stuff to start off the weekend.

As of right now the better/stronger forcing looks like it will remain to the east of the area, so higher snowfall totals (but not by much) will be expected to our east.

Once this system moves by the rest of the weekend looks quiet with some moderation in temperatures as we head into early next week. A couple more clipper-type systems are likely early next week but so far I don’t see any major storms that are a cause for concern. Temperatures will remain near normal to slightly below normal.

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.