2:00 PM The last image in this article is the snowfall map put together by the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana from area reports. Puts a 12" bulls-eye over South Bend with a sharp drop-off to all surrounding areas.
10:00 AM Update: Lake effect snow will begin to exit Michiana from west to east as we push into the afternoon. Expect some moderate to heavy quick bands of snow in Elkhart County as the wind direction changes out of the west. Northern Indiana clears out by sunset with a few lingering flurries in Berrien County tonight. Roadways will still be icy and hard to navigate heading into the early afternoon, especially in neighborhoods and lesser traveled roads.6:00 AM Update: Lake effect snow continues across much of Southern Michigan and far Northern Indiana. The forecast focus this morning is on the impact this additional snow will have on the morning commute. Expect many icy patches and slick spots, especially in our neighborhoods and at intersections. Bridges and overpasses tend to freeze first. Stay safe everyone!
11:00 PM Update: South Bend official snow total 12.2" Looking at the radar estimated snowfall you can see the bulls-eye is over the NW side of South Bend.
10:30 PM Update : Final totals in parts of St. Joseph Co will top 12" for 24 hr snow totals ( Thur AM to Fri AM). Plan on a slick morning drive and allow extra time. The amount of lull between bands could give road crews enough time to make progress and clear roads. The most impacting drive will be for anyone traveling East/West between South Bend and Elkhart. Those traveling North/South will see the varying amounts of snow. Be sure to check for s chool closings Friday morning.
Lake effect snow bands continue overnight into Friday morning. Areas north of US-20 will continue to see the brunt of this snowfall. This includes South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart and southwest Michigan. Most will see an additional 1"-3" with the potential for 4"-5". The winter weather advisory continues through noon Friday for winter driving conditions, low visibilities and slick roads. Stay with ABC-57 News as conditions change often with these bands of snow. Plan for messy drive Friday morning in the metro area.
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