Scattered Showers Friday

A few scattered showers could interrupt what will otherwise be a spectacular Friday as temperatures return to the 60s again this afternoon. The timing for these showers looks to be between 2 pm and 4 pm. There could even be a rumble of thunder, too!

The weekend looks quiet and mild. Our temperatures return to the 50s Saturday but 60s will be back by Sunday with plenty of sunshine both days.

Getting into next week, things turn a bit more active. A stalled out frontal boundary will bring in chances for thunderstorms by Tuesday, and we could also hit our first 80-degree high if those storms hold off! Too early to discuss severe weather chances but, something we’ll be watching over the weekend.

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.