Advanced Tools Interactive Radar Alert Room Map Room Forecasts & Conditions Closings & Delays MEET THE WEATHER TEAM Alex Kirchner Alex Kirchner is the 13 Weather Authority's chief meteorologist at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Justin Ballard Justin Ballard is the meteorologist for 13 News Today and 13 News at Noon. Tommie Owens Tommie Owens is the meteorologist for 13 News Weekend. 13 Weather Authority Hottest weather of the year (so far) arrives late this week June 26, 2019 Temperatures will be hitting the 90’s for the first time this year. Read More » Connect With WREX Facebook Twitter Instagram Envelope Top Stories Rain returns for the end of the week Rain has been lacking so far this month with only 4 days measuring rainfall. That should change late this week Winnebago County 2019 budget nearly $3 million in the red Not only is the 2019 budget in the red, but the county says it looks like 2018 will end with Winnebago School District negotiations still ongoing, strike on the table Will they strike? That's the big question tonight about Winnebago teachers. Jury: Man guilty of killing Machesney Park teen Michael Mernack, 37, killed Rebecaa Finkenhofer, 16, at her Minns home on Dec. 28, 2016. 1 person killed in serious crash in front of Eisenhower M.S. The Rockford Police Department is on the scene of a serious three car crash in front of Eisenhower Middle School.