Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Whiteside County until 7pm this evening.
A mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected to move in by the noon hour, changing over to all snow by this afternoon. Light ice accumulations are likely on elevated surfaces, and some side streets will likely be slippery as well. Snow accumulations look to be around an inch or less, especially on grassy surfaces. This could impact the evening commute, so be prepared to take some extra time to reach your destination.
It does appear this will be our last winter storm as a major pattern shift FINALLY brings in substantial warmth that will hang around well into the first week of May. The new pattern will also be extremely quiet, with no further chances for rain all the way through the upcoming weekend.


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.