Weather concerns Sunday during Mayor Pete's announcement
Another big weather system is developing this weekend, bringing heavy rain, strong wind, and even snow to the Great Lakes region. There is even a high threat for severe weather down south. The system will not start impacting Michiana or the rest of the Great Lakes until late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Rain and even some wintry mix will start up in Michiana early Sunday morning. As temperatures warm into the mid 40s Sunday afternoon, moderate rainfall and breezy winds will impact anyone heading to downtown South Bend for Mayor Pete's announcement. Luckily, the event was moved indoors to the Studebaker Building in preparation for the inclement weather.
Most parking is a 10-12 minute walk from the Studebaker Building, so guests will have to make a trek in the rain and cold temperatures. A limited number of shuttles will be available. Rain is going to be steady throughout the morning and the noon hour. Wearing waterproof shoes and rain boots is highly recommended.
Wind will also be very breezy throughout the day, especially picking up during the afternoon, with gusts into the forties. This may make it difficult to use an umbrella, so wear warm layers under waterproof rain jackets.
Temperatures stay chilly all day.
Anyone traveling to or from South Bend for the big day will have to deal with some minor travel concerns. There's a chance for wintry mix Sunday morning, and another chance for snow showers Sunday evening after 8 PM. Snow should not stick much to the streets in South Bend or Michiana, but we could end up with some slush and possibly icy patches by Monday morning.
Regionally, some moderate snowfall is possible in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Traveling towards those areas Sunday night could be a little dicey due to low visibility.