Major weekend storm to bring very strong winds, heavy rain
The wintry and even blizzard-like conditions will greatly stay to our west and northwest across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Several inches of snow and very strong winds are likely in parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. But what about between those two extremes?Most of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan will dodge the substantial severe weather and winter weather. That's the good news for Michiana and surrounding areas. The risks we do have as this potent system rolls through are:
•Rain, perhaps heavy at times
•A few thunderstorms
•Strong to damaging wind gusts
The latter is the most concerning because of the risks associated with strong wind gusts. By Saturday evening, wind gusts are expected to reach 40-55 mph. They will continue to be that strong at times through the end of the day Sunday. One tidbit to keep in mind regarding the expected strong winds is the fact that any showers or storms that push through Saturday evening/night could bring with them the chance of a few enhanced wind gusts of 55+ mph. Stick with ABC 57 News for additional details as this system develops later this week.