Heavy Rain Producing Thunderstorms Overnight

Hopefully, you were able to get outside at some point yesterday and enjoy the beautiful afternoon. Today, not so nice! Areas of clouds, fog and drizzle will be with us this afternoon as an area of low pressure rapidly intensifies in the plains. This system will have an unusually high amount of moisture to work with that will really increase rainfall intensity as we head into tonight and Monday morning.

An area of rain and thunderstorms will likely push through after midnight tonight lasting through Monday morning. There could also be a second round of thunderstorms Monday afternoon as a cold front pushes through. No severe weather is expected but heavy rainfall with amounts over an inch are likely. The ground is still frozen, meaning much of this rainfall will runoff. This could cause some minor flooding issues, especially on area rivers into next week.

Still not looking at much snow potential on the backside of this system for Tuesday morning, Just enough to mess up the morning commute.



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.