Temperatures Headed for the Teens Friday Morning

The strongest push of cold air is yet to come later this week as another powerful cold front moves through the region. Today’s temperatures will be fairly similar to yesterday, plus a few degrees under more abundant sunshine.

Winds will begin to pick up Thursday morning becoming gusty in the afternoon. Highs will be reduced some and the strong winds will create wind chills in the 30s for much of the day, though sunshine will remain.

We’ll notice the coldest air of the season arriving on Friday with morning lows likely hitting the middle teens in many locations. If you have a vehicle that will be staying overnight outdoors you’ll have some heavy scraping to do!

We’ll remain rain-free until we reach the weekend. I’ll have more on those chances on Friday morning.

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.