Weather Update for Friday Night Saturday Morning, March 23/24, 2018

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National Weather Service

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A swath of heavy, very wet snow is expected fall across central Illinois and portions of northern Illinois late this evening through Saturday afternoon. The snow will result in travel impacts and create difficult conditions for plowing and shoveling. The gradient in snowfall will be very narrow, with snowfall amounts differing by several inches over as little as 20 miles. In addition to the snow, easterly winds will gust to 35 mph late tonight through Saturday. This wind will allow the wet snow to accumulate efficiently on elevated surfaces, possibly resulting in broken tree limbs and isolated power outages.

It appears that us folks in Northwest Indiana will get a reprieve from any heavy accumulation. It appears that most of the heavy stuff will remain to the south. As we go through the day on Saturday it looks as if any precipitation will arrive in the afternoon hours before 4 pm. Regardless, Sunday appears as if it will be sunny with a high of 44.

So you people who were ready for us to pull the CLC Advisory (Checkout Line Congestion) out, we probably should knowing that many are set off by the words snow or winter advisory.  Oh heck they are probably there now loading up all four grocery carts with carb ladened and sugar packed foods. So good luck folks, the HHHHs (Hostess Ho Ho Hoarders) will probably be out in full force. Remember no eye contact and no political discussions. AND FOR GOD SAKE, DO NOT ACCIDENTLY TOUCH ONE OF THEIR CARTS! Loss of life or limb or both.

 

US Weather Map Friday/Saturday Midnight 12:00 am

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Saturday Morning 6:00 am

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Look Ahead

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday
A chance of snow before 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A 10 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 44. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 29. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Monday Night
Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
Tuesday Night
Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

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