Last Accumulating Snow of the Season?

An area of low pressure will head up from the southwest bringing an area of moisture into our currently colder airmass. The result will be a period of sloppy rain/wet snow, some of which will produce a slushy accumulation later Sunday into Sunday night and early Monday morning. As you’d expect this time of year, we’ll be dealing with big ole wet snowflakes with this one and if the snowfall rate can be heavy enough–we’ll likely see some slushy accumulation, especially on elevated or grassy surfaces. Also helping “Team Accumulation” would be the fact we’ll see some snow at night … Continue reading Last Accumulating Snow of the Season?

Spring-like Strong T’Storms Possible

Spring is here. Well, officially here at 10:50 CT (11:50 ET). Right on cue, we have a strong storm system that will move through the Region bringing some decent downpours and the threat for a few stronger thunderstorms. Let’s dive in. Our big picture view of how this will unfold looks like this the next 36 hours: A wave of heavier rain will move back into the Region during the day today. I’m not impressed with our severe weather potential with this area of rain, although we’ll likely hear a few rumbles. This rain will be associated with the warm … Continue reading Spring-like Strong T’Storms Possible

Signs of Spring Next 10-15 Days

As we say goodbye to our latest arctic fling with highs in the 20s the last two days, we’ll welcome in a quick rebound in temps for our NW Indiana Sunday. A dome of warm air will move in out ahead of a carving trough of low pressure in the western US. The result will be high temps that surge back into the 50s with increasing clouds. If we look into the weather crystal ball of the next 10-15 days, the pattern will flip back to what we’ve seen for much of the winter season. A trough out west and … Continue reading Signs of Spring Next 10-15 Days

Quick Burst of Snow Today

It’s not about the snowfall amount today, it’s about the impact. A quick-moving storm system will zip through the Region today bringing a burst of heavier snow that changes to some light rain and drizzle later today before ending. We won’t see impressive snowfall accumulations by any means, likely just an inch or two at best, but it will fall very quickly. Roads are likely to slicken up quickly, despite being treated, and travel may temporarily be tricky. The good news is that our atmosphere will warm above us and snow will change over to all liquid later today helping … Continue reading Quick Burst of Snow Today

Latest On The Weekend Snowfall Potential

Seeing LOTS of different reports going around on the potential snowfall tonight through the weekend, so we wanted to update you on what THE REGION will see vs Chicago and the western suburbs. Impressive looking storm isn’t it? Don’t be fooled. This system isn’t well organized despite it’s look and as we’ve seen so far–this hasn’t been much of a big deal. Despite all of that, we still have a period of potential snow as things turn colder. THE SETUP The rain has been with us throughout our Friday as expected and will continue on and off (mainly off) this … Continue reading Latest On The Weekend Snowfall Potential