Spring Shows Up This Week

Well look who finally decided to come join the party. We mentioned it several days ago HERE but it’s looking even more likely today. After one of the coldest starts to the month of April on record, we’ll finally get a brief taste of spring beginning Wednesday and going through Saturday. THE SETUP: A large area of low pressure will develop in the central Plains bringing a surge of warmer, more humid air into the Region. This low will be a slow-mover, allowing us to have multiple days of spring-like warmth before colder air wraps in to begin next week. … Continue reading Spring Shows Up This Week

Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update

STORM SETUP: An area of low pressure will slide southeast through the Midwest and eventually the Ohio Valley bringing a narrow, but intense band of heavy, wet snowfall to portions of the Hoosier state. Some of us will see an impactful snow, while others won’t see a single flake! Here’s the latest: ALL OF THE DETAILS: (you can scroll down to the actual forecast if this isn’t your thing) I’ll start by showing you the overall set up and what the latest computer models are showing, and then we’ll show you our Region Weather forecast. Here’s the latest run of … Continue reading Thursday Evening Winter Storm Update

Major Snow On The Way: Lots of Snow For Some, Very Little For Others

WHAT TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT: Heavy amounts of snow (for some) Friday morning and evening rush hours will be a complete mess   WHAT NOT TO BE CONCERNED OUT: Wind (won’t be a factor) Bitter cold (doesn’t exist with this storm)   THE TIMELINE: THE SETUP OF THIS STORM: The storm system moving into the Region doesn’t have the average “look” to it. It’s not a strong low pressure system we’re tracking from the southern Plains… It doesn’t have a lot of wind with it… It’s not “ominous” looking on radar… Instead, it’s the battle-zone between cold air to the … Continue reading Major Snow On The Way: Lots of Snow For Some, Very Little For Others

White Christmas Chance?

WHITE CHRISTMAS CHANCES, BITTER COLD NEXT WEEK: It’s been great while it lasted. After 5 straight days of above average temps (including a high of 51 degrees in Valparaiso today!), we’re about to get a dose of reality to end December. Let’s talk temps first… ARCTIC AIR RETURNS TO THE US: A large ridge will develop out over the Gulf of Alaska resulting in a large trough over the United States. The result? Arctic air will flood into the US beginning this weekend. Take a look at where the arctic air is late Friday into Saturday: It begins to flow … Continue reading White Christmas Chance?

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