A Few Small Snow Chances into the Holiday Weekend

If you are still hoping for a white Christmas the chances are not zero however they are not all that great either.

We could see a few leftover slick spots on the roads this morning with any leftover wet pavement from last night’s freezing rain, so use extra caution when traveling.

Clouds will rule our skies today with highs likely holding to the 30s.

For this weekend, Saturday remains dry with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 30s.

Christmas Eve will feature mostly cloudy skies continuing with a chance of snow flurries as we head towards evening. Accumulating snows are expected to stay to the south of the area. As this system departs on Christmas Day we will see slightly colder temperatures with a mix of sun and clouds.

Much colder temperatures arrive by Tuesday but thanks to any significant snowfall on the ground this cold blast will be short-lived. A decent shot at some accumulating snows may arrive later next week.


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.