Scattered Thunderstorms Monday…Significantly Colder Beyond

Today will be our final day of unseasonably warm temperatures as a powerful area of low pressure and associated cold front will sweep into the region by late this evening.

Early this morning showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible before we see a break during the late-morning and afternoon hours. Winds will be picking up substantially during the day with gusts around 35 to 40 mph possible at times.

This evening as the front moves through a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely develop. At this time no severe weather is anticipated, but a few of the stronger storms could produce some brief wind gusts over 50 mph.

Once the front moves through much colder air settles in for the remainder of the week with temperatures falling into the 30s and then eventually the 20s as we approach next 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.