Winter storm will cause messy AM commute
Rain starts moving into Michiana tonight by around 8 PM, and will be steady through the night. Rain will turn to snow after around 1 AM, and heavy, wet snow is possible through Monday morning. The AM commute will be heavily impacted, as some of the most intense snow is expected from around 6-8 AM. Be sure to give yourself extra time in the morning to get out the door and drive slowly. Lake effect snow bands will develop after system snowfall moves out, lasting through Monday and Tuesday/Tuesday night.
The system snowfall accumulation will vary widely across Michiana. Less than 1" is expected for our southern counties, and totals will be higher the further north you go. 4-6" will be the highest amount, possible for northern Berrien County.
A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight to 1 PM Monday for Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph (MI), LaPorte and St. Joseph (IN) counties. This area will have slick conditions due to 2+ inches of snow, windy conditions and low visibility. Winds will pick up as the system moves through, gusting around 30 mph Sunday night to Monday, and around 40-50 mph near Lake Michigan. Coastal flooding is possible due to the strong winds creating huge waves.
Tonight: Rain turns to snow after 1 AM. Windy. Low of 32.
Monday: AM snow, and a very slick AM commute. Scattered lake effect snow showers, windy, high of 33.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for lake effect snow in Michigan, but more lake effect possible at night with accumulations less than 2". Highs in the mid 20s.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, highs in the upper 20s.