More Storms Monday, Drying Out Wednesday

A bit of a noisy morning for us with showers and thunderstorms containing small hail and frequent lightning moving through. These will exit the area around 10am or so and then we’ll see a break before more redevelop later this afternoon.

A slight risk of severe weather is in the forecast with the main threats continuing to be hail and damaging winds. There could also be some minor flooding now that over two inches of rainfall has fallen in the last couple of days.

A break in this active pattern will arrive by the middle of the week as this stalled out frontal boundary settles to the south of the area. Temperatures will rise into the 80s 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.