Gusty Winds Monday…Chilly Halloween

Winds will be on the increase today taking away any added comfort that some areas of sunshine will bring. These winds will be ushering in a cooler airmass for Halloween which will keep our highs in the low 40s.

Look for partly sunny skies today and windy conditions. Winds could gust as high as 30 to 35 MPH at times.

Halloween still looks quite cool with temperatures early in the evening starting out in the lower 40s before falling into the upper 30s. Thankfully winds will not be as strong as Monday.

This next cool-push looks to be rather short-lived though as a warming trend will likely take place by the second half of the week with temperatures hitting the 50s by Wednesday.


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.