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

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