Messy midweek: Wind and snow continue into Thursday.
UPDATE 10 PM WED 2/24: Blizzard warning expected to expire but the winter storm warning continues through Thursday afternoon as snow continues to fall overnight. Latest reports through 8PM put the area at 6" or more with another 2"-4" likely by morning. The snow will taper down after midnight but light snow and gusty wind will still cause treacherous travel in the morning.
UPDATE 2 PM WED 2/24: Heavy snow will increase across Michiana through this evening. As the snow rate increases and temperatures drop below freezing roads will become more snow covered. Blizzard conditions will only add to treacherous travel conditions overnight. This storm system looks to maximize potential with at least 8" of snow and possibly up to a foot or more in some areas.
UPDATE 6 AM WED 2/24: A blizzard warning is in effect for many counties in Michiana, including Marshall, LaPorte and St. Joseph, Starke, Pulaski and Fulton. The warning takes effect from 9 a.m. and will last through the night until midnight tonight. The bulk of the snow will fall after 3 p.m. this afternoon making the drive home very dangerous. The snow totals have also increased to 6 - 8 inches in much of our area. But the blowing snow will cause blizzard-like conditions.
UPDATE 10 PM TUE 2/23: The next 24-36hrs will be a high impact weather event. Wet heavy snow will blanket the entire area Wednesday afternoon and gusty wind will lower visibility and cause power outages. This is shaping-up to be our worst storm of the season.
UPDATE 4 PM TUE 2/23: Confidence is high Wednesday will be a high impact weather day. Great concern for the evening commute, just updated with new graphics.
View the slide show above for Tom Coomes' full assessment of the upcoming weather event.
This forecast is likely to change as we approach Wednesday evening. It's very important to continue to frequently check the forecast for update. This blog will be updated through the event.