Well that didn’t last long. After 8-15 inches of snow fell across much of NWI Friday, we have another round of snow on the way with the same storm system as another wave of low pressure rides along the frontal boundary to our southeast. The result? More snow…but I’m not expecting this to be anything like Friday’s event. Here are the details:
A band of snow is already developing near Benton County and that band will likely work its way north into Newton and Jasper counties late this evening. More widespread snow will begin to develop around midnight and will overspread NWI during the early morning hours. Snow will general be light to moderate but a period of heavier snow is possible as the low pressure moves through just to our south.
Here’s that band of heaviest snow that develops during the early to mid morning timeframe. With the push of slightly warmer air, we may see some freezing rain or sleet from Newton to Jasper to Starke counties. We may see a coating of ice in those locations before colder air builds back in later in the day.
A final area of snow will likely swing through the Region on the backside of this system sometime around midday or very early in the afternoon. Lake effect doesn’t play much of a role in this system, but our in-house model is indicating another quick burst of snow for lakeshore communities in Porter and La Porte counties. We’ll have to wait and see if this verifies.
Here are our in-house model’s snowfall amounts. Depending on how organized the band of snow gets closest to the low–we may see some higher amounts of 4-6 inches where that band sets up. We’ll stick with our on-going forecast of 2-4 inches for most everyone–but isolated 5 or 6 inch amounts are possible if/where that heavier band of snow develops closer to the low pressure as it passes.
Beyond this system, the weather pattern will finally relax a bit and we’ll see more mild air work in as a result by midweek. Signs are pointing to an active pattern returning beyond that–we’ll continue to keep you updated!