UPDATED: Winter Weather Advisory/Storm WARNING through Friday Night

****WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TONIGHT FOR LEE COUNTY

****WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT FOR WHITESIDE COUNTY

A potent clipper system will produce a widespread moderate snowfall this afternoon into this evening. The snow is expected to begin just before noon and last through the early evening. Total accumulations of 3-6″ are likely with isolated higher amounts possible, especially south. This will be a light/fluffy snow due to the bitterly cold temperatures that continue to hang tough. The colder temperatures will also allow the snow to quickly accumulate on the roads, so leave extra time to reach your destinations.

Speaking of cold, if you thought the past few days have been frigid wait until you see this weekend. Downright dangerous cold and even more dangerous wind chills are likely Saturday through the early part of next week. We’ll likely see more advisories issued for these wind chill values that will constantly be well below zero at times.

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.