Last Summer-like Day of the Year…Showers and Storms Overnight

Looking at the longer range signals it does appear that our upper 70s today could quite possibly be the last of the summer-like feel for the remainder of the year. Signs are growing that a significant push of much colder air is less than a week away. I’ll have more on that Sunday.

Today we’ve got a cold front hanging out to our west which will keep our south winds cranking around 25 MPH at times. We will remain dry for much of the day and even much of this evening, too.

The front won’t begin to spread showers and storms into our area until after midnight, likely around 3 AM. These will last through much of Sunday morning until the early afternoon hours. No severe weather is expected and rainfall amounts between half an inch and possibly three-quarters of an inch can be expected.

The Storm Prediction Center keeps severe weather probabilities out of the area as this line of storms will be in a weakening phase upon entering our area.



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.