Lake effect snow and record, life-threatening cold

NOW: Lake effect snow and record, life-threatening cold


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.

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