Forecast: Up & Down Temps Through Next Week

IT MUST BE FALL IN NWI: TEMP SWINGS GALORE

After our first TRUE blast of fall-like air, we’ll have a brief “warm-up” tomorrow as a strong storm system develops in Minnesota. The system will be a quick-mover so it won’t have much time to gather warm air from the south. Highs will likely top out in the mid to upper 50s at best.

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And Thursday’s projected high temps:

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Things begin to change as we go into the weekend. This strong storm system will plow through the Region bringing some gusty winds and sharply cooler temps this weekend. Look how the majority of the rain develops to our east:

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We may avoid the bulk of the rainfall and we’ll just deal with windy, cooler conditions. Lake effect showers will develop on the back side of this system and may impact La Porte and perhaps Porter County.

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Take a look at our temperature drop on Saturday:

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Then, wouldn’t you know it, our temps will try to rebound Sunday, but will have a difficult time doing so as a persistent northwest flow will bring in another reinforcing shot of cold air next week:

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Annnnnnd here comes the cold again for the middle part of next week:

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We may see a widespread freeze sometime Tuesday or Wednesday morning as a result.

THE BIGGER PICTURE:

Next weeks’ cold air will be a product of a large storm that develops on the east coast. The flow around that low–and a low pressure moving in from Canada will bring a constant supply of cold air from way up in Canada.

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What about the snow chances you ask?

A CHECK ON THE DEVELOPING SNOW COVER TO OUR NORTH:

Here’s the projected snowfall accumulation through November 4th. The more snowpack to our north–the further south these arctic airmasses can make it. Depending on how much you like snow–this could be a good or a bad thing. Expect some pretty decent snows near Marquette and Minnesota through next week.

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