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

Your NW Indiana Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

WE WARM UP, BUT RUN THE RISK OF PASSING T’STORMS It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is upon us already! The unofficial start to summer is arriving when we have barely felt those warmer, spring-like temps around the Region. We are beginning a warming pattern over the next few days that will bring 70’s back to NW Indiana, but unfortunately, we’ll continue with passing rainfall chances. Here’s a look at the Regioncast: Our slow-moving area of low pressure is pulling away from the area and clouds will give way to some partial sunshine late Thursday. Sunshine will continue to mix … Continue reading Your NW Indiana Memorial Day Weekend Forecast

Strong Storms & Heavy Rain Possible This Evening

Our next wave of showers and storms continues to organize off to our west. A cluster of storms has developed as of 4pm and will continue to roll southeast through the evening hours. Temps near the lakefront remain cool, but inland we’ve warmed into the 60’s and 70’s providing a bit of energy for these storms to work on. Here’s a look at that cluster of storms to our west: I’m expecting mainly a heavy rain event for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties with some thunder and lightning. Newton and Jasper counties will need to be watched for stronger storms. … Continue reading Strong Storms & Heavy Rain Possible This Evening

Sunshine and Dry Conditions? What’s This All About?

WEEKEND AND BEYOND: After several systems have drenched the area in heavy rain, we’ll continue to dry out over the weekend with high pressure in charge of our near-term forecast. Several “reinforcing shots” of cooler air will head southeast through NWI over the coming days helping to keep us from warming too much–but the storm systems look to pass without rainfall as they lack the time needed to gather Gulf moisture. A boundary between our cooler air and warmer air to our west will set up by Monday helping to produce another strip of rainfall–this time to our west–on Monday. … Continue reading Sunshine and Dry Conditions? What’s This All About?

Heavy Rain Likely This Evening Through Sunday Morning

As of 1pm Saturday, our first wave of rainfall from this storm system is moving into NWI: This won’t be the end of it by any means, but I do have some “better” news with the latest model runs. Here are the details: WHAT TO EXPECT: Rain will continue to overspread the Region this afternoon with a few dry periods within this first wave. I’m expecting a wave of potentially heavy rain to move in late this evening and continue overnight. This will be our primary rainmaker through this entire event. 1-2 inches of rain are possible later this evening … Continue reading Heavy Rain Likely This Evening Through Sunday Morning

Flood Potential & Severe Storm Threat This Weekend in NW Indiana

Much cooler air has settled into NWI this afternoon and evening behind yesterday’s cold front. Snow is falling in the upper Midwest on the northern edge of this system–and thankfully it will stay there! For us, we have a dry period of weather through tonight with cool, mainly cloudy conditions set to continue. Our next system develops tomorrow and brings a return flow of moisture out of the south leading to spotty showers. A front will establish itself to our south and waves of rain and storms–some with heavy rain–will set up along this boundary and move through the area … Continue reading Flood Potential & Severe Storm Threat This Weekend in NW Indiana

Soggy Night Ahead:Wednesday Night Storm Update

RAINY NIGHT AHEAD, TURNING TO SHOWERS THURSDAY: Moderate to heavy rain moving through ALL of NW Indiana right now (10pm) with a few thunderstorms moving south of a North Judson to Rensselaer line. I’m not expecting any severe weather overnight, but waves of rainfall, some heavy, will continue through the early morning hours. Our rainfall will become more showery in nature during the day tomorrow as much cooler air continues to move in. Anywhere from a half inch to 2 inches of rain are possible through tomorrow afternoon. We’ll then begin to turn our focus towards our next system set … Continue reading Soggy Night Ahead:Wednesday Night Storm Update