Lake effect snow getting started Friday; periods of heavy snow likely

NOW: Lake effect snow getting started Friday; periods of heavy snow likely

Once again we are waking up to a fresh layer of snow on the ground Friday morning across Michiana. This will make the morning commute slower than normal.

System snow moves out of the area early this morning, then we will transition to lake effect snow.

Lake effect snow will start in portions of LaPorte and Berrien County, at times extending into Starke County.

As the day progresses, the band of snow shifts into portions of St. Joe County, Indiana, and possibly extends all the way into Marshall County.

This band will produce heavy snow, creating low visibility, and areas with several inches of accumulating snow.

Areas closest to the lake could see over a foot of snow.

The Friday evening commute will be very difficult for those in the impacted area.

Lake effect snow continues tonight, then snow showers finally taper Saturday.

This weekend is cold once again, with highs near 20 both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday should stay dry with sunny skies.

Next week, temperatures rebound into the 30s. Our next round of precipitation, likely starting late Monday or early Tuesday, will be mainly rain, although periods of freezing rain cannot be ruled out.

Today: System snow in the early morning, then lake effect throughout the day. Major travel impacts are possible near Lake Michigan. High 20.

Tonight: Lake effect snow continues. Low 8.

Saturday: Snow tapers throughout the day. Cloudy. High 20.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 18.

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