More Strong/Severe Storms Possible Thursday


We’ll have another opportunity again today to see some strong to severe storms move across the area.

Threats are very similar to what we say yesterday including hail up to the size of golf balls and winds up to 70 MPH.

An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.


A slight risk of severe storms is currently forecast for the entire area (level 2/5), though that could be upgraded later this afternoon depending on what ingredients can come together.

Temperatures will once again rise into the 80s with dry conditions and a mix of sun and clouds up until 3pm or so this afternoon.

More updates throughout the day as warranted.

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.