Intense Band of Lake Effect Snow Possible Saturday

OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING: A storm system will swing through NW Indiana overnight into the early morning hours Saturday bringing a general light to moderate snow through morning. Overall accumulations will range from an inch or two at best. Winds will increase behind the cold front and this will set the stage for the lake effect snow machine to get cranking… SATURDAY MIDDAY THROUGH EVENING: Lake effect snow will begin to develop midday and may be a bit disorganized for a bit. More than likely the bands will set up in SW lower Michigan into La Porte County. As the … Continue reading Intense Band of Lake Effect Snow Possible Saturday

Winter Is Coming…

Wow! What a stretch of beautiful weather to begin the month of December! We’re on borrowed time here in NW Indiana as Mother Nature is about to flip a big switch. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect. Our main storm system responsible for driving this big pattern change will move through Monday with rain and perhaps a thunderstorm. Colder air filters in Tuesday behind the front. While this air will be cold, we’ll see several reinforcing shots of even colder air arrive later in the week through early next week. These will be the real deal … Continue reading Winter Is Coming…

Weekend Severe Threat: Here’s the Latest

VIDEO FORECAST: A strong cold front will move through NW Indiana sometime Sunday. As it moves into warm, rather humid air for November, showers and storms are expected to develop and move east. Some of these storms may be strong to severe. Here’s my thinking as of Friday afternoon for the event… Future Updates: Late Saturday & another on Sunday Continue reading Weekend Severe Threat: Here’s the Latest

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. And Thursday’s projected high temps: 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 … Continue reading Forecast: Up & Down Temps Through Next Week

More Record Heat, Blast of Fall Next Weekend

THE LATEST NUMBERS ON THE HEAT: As of Saturday night, we’ve officially set a new record high in Valparaiso 4 days in a row and we’ve set a record high 7 out of the last 9 days. This includes a high temperature of 95 degrees the last two days! Keep in mind, records in Valparaiso officially began in 1997, but it’s still an impressive streak! Here’s the breakdown: NEW RECORD HIGHS: Friday, September 15th: 86 degrees Saturday, September 16th: 89 degrees Sunday, September 17th: 92 degrees Wednesday, September 20th: 91 degrees Thursday, September 21st: 94 degrees Friday, September 22nd: 95 … Continue reading More Record Heat, Blast of Fall Next Weekend

Labor Day Forecast: Cool Start, Warm Finish

Expect a wide range of temps for your Labor Day weekend in NW Indiana. We’ll see high pressure combined with the backside flow from Harvey’s remnants helping to keep the breezy northeast wind going. Eventually our wind will ease and warmer, more humid air will work into the area by late Sunday. The threat of passing t’storms, but much needed rainfall, returns late Monday. Here’s the breakdown: FRIDAY  | Sunshine with a few passing clouds. Continued breezy & cool. | Near 70 SATURDAY | Abundant sunshine. A chilly start! | Low to mid 70s SUNDAY | Sunshine continues! A bit … Continue reading Labor Day Forecast: Cool Start, Warm Finish

Missing: August Heat in NW Indiana

NOT TOO MANY ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT COOLER THAN AVERAGE AUGUST The calendar days continues to roll by and the kids are about ready to head back to school…already! Typically we’re soaking up the last few summer weeks in the AC as the “dog days” of summer are usually in full swing. Not this year! We haven’t put together back-to-back 90 degree days since the middle of June–when the summer got off to a hot start! So where do we go from here? Are we going to pay for these cooler temps later this month? Region Weather wanted to find out. … Continue reading Missing: August Heat in NW Indiana

NW Indiana Heat Check: Where Do This Summer’s Temps Stand Relative to Average?

HEAT TAMPERED BY RECENT RAINFALL: Remember the wave of heat back in June? We hadn’t even started the summer of 2017 yet and we were in the midst of a 9 day stretch of temps that were 86 degrees or higher. 5 of those 9 days were in the 90s. With the official start to summer still a week away–we all had that sinking feeling that this summer was going to be a scorcher! For the next month, the extreme heat had disappeared. While areas just to our southwest were baking–we would only manage 2 out of 38 days at … Continue reading NW Indiana Heat Check: Where Do This Summer’s Temps Stand Relative to Average?