Northwest Indiana’s Spring Fling About To End

MARCH ROLLS IN LIKE A BABY LION: Our Spring Fling is coming to an end after a few days of sunshine and spring-like temps in the 50s and 60s. It was nice while it lasted! A storm system is moving in from the southwest and our mild temps will begin to fall this afternoon as scattered showers begin to move in from the southwest. By 9pm tonight we’ll begin to see a few pockets of showers. Notice how temps have slid back into the 30s and 40s for most of us–while well away from the lake in Newton and Jasper … Continue reading Northwest Indiana’s Spring Fling About To End

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?

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

Much Cooler End To October

We knew it was only a matter of time until this unseasonably warm pattern over the eastern US flipped to the opposite. That time is next week. Here’s the latest: CURRENT PATTERN: Flow from the southwest continues to pump in warm air with any sign of cool, fall-like air trapped well to our west. PATTERN EARLY NEXT WEEK: A storm system will develop in the Ohio Valley late this weekend into early next week and will bring a strong northerly flow to the area. This will drag in cooler temps later Sunday into Monday with a decent shot at some … Continue reading Much Cooler End To October