Wind, rain and snow for deer hunting opening weekend

NOW: Wind, rain and snow for deer hunting opening weekend

The firearm deer hunting season starts up this week for Indiana and Michigan, and hunters will likely waste no time to get started, since it is only a two week season. However opening weekend is going to be messy, weather-wise. 

The forecast is calling for particularly windy conditions, as the same storm system that pounded Washington state early in the week, moves across Michiana. The storm will start pushing into the area on Friday, bringing considerable rain and wind.

Some rain will continue into the first half of Saturday, slowing down by the evening. Temperatures will fall throughout the day on Saturday, topping out in the low 50s, but falling, and even bringing a chance for some flurries Saturday evening. Winds will whip out of the northwest, gusting around 30 mph. This will create considerable noise in the forest, a variable that may help the hunting conditions.

Sunday will be drier than Saturday, but there is a chance for some lake effect snow, mainly in Michigan and eastern Michiana counties. Temperatures will be much cooler, only warming into the 30s. Winds will stay breezy out of the northwest, gusting around 25 mph.

Hunting hours start thirty minutes before sunrise and end thirty minutes after sunset. Hunters can head out right after 7 AM and have to head in just before 6 PM.

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