Temperatures and Rain Chances Increasing

Some warming potential is finally working back into the area but it won’t be without a chance for a few showers and areas of drizzle as we head into the afternoon hours. Highs will likely reach the upper 40s with the rain beginning shortly after the noon hour. Some areas of fog will also be possible.


Our “First One Inch of Snowfall” contest is still open! If you haven’t submitted a guess yet or need some ideas, check out these statistics!

We’ll continue to warm our temperatures into the 50s by Thursday and Friday with showers another good bet Thursday afternoon. Friday looks dry and mild before more showers and even a few thunderstorms arrive ahead of a cold front this weekend. If the front can hold off until later in the afternoon Sunday our temperatures could hit the 60s!

Don’t forget Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday morning so roll those clocks back one hour. It’s also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

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.