Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11pm Wednesday


The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 11pm


Tornadoes: Low
Large Hail: Moderate
Damaging Winds: Moderate
Flash Flooding: Low

Be prepared to take immediate life-saving action should a warning be issued for your location.

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.