Much Cooler Friday, More Active Pattern Ahead

A more spring-like day is expected to end the week with a very sharp temperature gradient sitting across the area. A warm front will keep summer warmth to the south while we remain cooler here with highs only in the 60s today and Saturday. Periodic chances for showers and storms will also exist. No widespread severe weather is expected.

This front will continue to remain in the area through the weekend and well into next week. Some areas could pick up more than two inches of rainfall by Tuesday. Some stronger storm clusters will also be possible at times into next week.

Mother’s Day looks mostly dry with the better rain chances held to the morning hours.

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.