Winter Weather Advisory Continues Monday

A Winter Weather Advisory continues through this evening

Bitterly cold temperatures are with us this morning with readings near -10 and wind chills close to -20. Bundle up if you must be outdoors for prolonged periods of time.

Moderate to heavy snow at times will overspread the region just after the noon hour and continue through about 8pm or so this evening. Cold pavement temperatures will allow quick accumulations on roads making for difficult travel. Total accumulations of 3 to 5 inches still looks likely. The heaviest snow will fall roughly between 2 and 5pm. A heavier band of accumulating snow remains possible near the area that could put down closer to 6″ depending on where this sets up. That will become clear by early this afternoon and our advisory could be adjusted upward.

This will be a lighter/fluffier snow. Thankfully we won’t have a lot of wind to blow this around but some open/rural areas will likely see some minor drifting snow at times.

Be prepared to experience a much longer evening commute due to poor road conditions. More updates throughout the day. 

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.