Mild & Dry Weekend Expected

Not too much to complain about this forecast cycle, with the exception of some stronger winds arriving this Friday afternoon. Temperatures will respond nicely with highs approaching 60 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

Weak cold front moves through later this evening and that will provide a few clouds into the evening hours, otherwise, we’ll shave some degrees off our temperatures this weekend but still for this time of year these values are above normal.

If you still need to do some yard work or have yet to put out your holiday displays, this would be a good weekend to get that done!

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.