Timing Out Snow Chances This Weekend

An active pattern will settle into the region later today where we’ll see our first of many snow chances through next week.

This first system will focus most of the energy to the north of the area, with light snow remaining likely as we head into this evening. Light accumulations, mainly under an inch are likely which will cause a few slick spots on the roads into Sunday morning. We’ll catch a break for Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

We’re still watching the second storm system which arrives Monday afternoon. This one is currently in a more favored position to bring us a better shot at some accumulating snow that could cause significant impacts to travel. Still a little too early yet for exact snowfall amounts on this particular storm, but the trend for accumulating snow is certainly there. We’ll continue to monitor.

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.