Lake effect snow and record, life-threatening cold
FIRST WARNING NEIGHBORHOOD WX FORECAST
Monday, January 28th, 2019
The system snow has come to an end with lake effect snow showers this evening into the overnight. Where these set up, an additional 1-3” of snow is possible. Arctic air will be filtering in with lows near 2° by Tuesday morning. A few snow showers are possible Tuesday, especially in the afternoon, as a weak boundary pushes through. This will hold highs near 7° at best with wind chills well below 0°.
Lake effect snow showers will remain possible in Michigan Tuesday night thru Wednesday as record-breaking cold moves in. Wednesday will start around -18° before warming to only -12°. That would shatter the all-time record lowest high in South Bend by four degrees. We will threaten the all-time coldest temperature in South Bend history Wednesday night with lows around -20°.
Temperatures recover this weekend with highs in the 40s (!) by Sunday and Monday with rain showers.
Tonight: Lake effect snow showers. Low of 2.
Tuesday: Lake effect snow showers, breezy. Temperatures struggle to reach 7.
Wednesday: Lake effect snow showers, record and dangerous cold. High of -12.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, dangerously cold. High of -3.