What to expect for Monday's lake effect snow

NOW: What to expect for Monday’s lake effect snow

ABC57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Forecast

Sunday, December 17, 2023

We round out the rest of Sunday with temperatures falling to freezing levels and a light rain/snow mix developing just after midnight. Early Monday morning, the mix turns to pure lake effect snow that lasts through Monday night. Temps will temporarily jump into the mid 30s just before the afternoon, helping melt some of the morning snow and keeping morning commute travel impacts minimal. Both the snow and wind pick up in the afternoon with wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Snow accumulation will be higher in northern Michiana than southern, with southwest Michigan likely receiving the most. More importantly, travel impacts will be at their highest during the evening commute home (4-7 PM) as heavier snow develops. With gusts of +40 mph and steady snow, visibility will be cut down at times to less than a quarter mile on roads close to the IN/MI state line, especially those next to open fields or plains. Snow tapers off Monday night for most, although a few light showers may linger early Tuesday morning. The rest of Tuesday and Wednesday will be quiet as temperatures climb back to the low 40s.

Tonight: Rain/snow showers Low 32.

Monday: Wind/lake effect snow. High 35.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 34.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 41.

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