Snow impacts through Friday
The next thirty-six hours will be snowy across Michiana. The large winter storm will stay to our south, and we will receive the far northern end of the system, followed by lake effect snow. It all starts Thursday morning. The AM commute will be dry for most, but Michigan counties including Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph, could see some wintry mix after around 8 AM. If this is your area, give yourself extra time and watch out for slick spots.
For the rest of Michiana, snow starts moving through by mid-morning and will be light through the mid-afternoon. Only light accumulation is possible, with up to around 1" in our southern counties. This is the area that will have to take it slow on the roads during the afternoon, and potentially the evening commute.
By Thursday night, lake effect snow bands will start to develop. Only around 1" of additional snow is expected under lake effect bands, and visibility may be low. The Friday morning commute will be impacted the most from the lake effect snow. Roads will be cold and snowy, so this will be our highest impact time over the next 36 hours.