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Monday September 28 – Morning Weather and News that Impacts You – Voter Information and More

NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area


Cool air has arrived and our temperatures will be seasonal with daytime in the 60s and nighttime ranging from the 40s to 50s. Typical fall weather and temps. Behind the cold front came a chance of showers and thunderstorms which will increase as we go through the day on Monday.

Today Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 61. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight Isolated showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Thursday A chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Saturday Night A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Sunday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Chicago Radar
Great Lakes Composite Radar

National Short Term Outlook

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions continue along the West Coast Wildfires raging in parts of California unfortunately reside under favorable fire weather conditions with high pressure anchored across the western U.S. helping to generate strong offshore winds. Critical fire weather conditions and Red Flag Warnings are in place across much of Northern California and the coastal ranges of Southern California. Fire weather conditions should improve across Northern California by Tuesday, but elevated fire weather conditions are likely to stick around in Southern California into mid-week. While winds are likely to lessen in the coming days, high temperatures soar to much above normal levels with record heat possible along portions of the West Coast on Tuesday.

Heavy showers and to march across the eastern U.S. during the first half of the week To the east, showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue developing along and behind a cold front as tracks through the eastern third of the U.S. the first half of the week. Heavy thunderstorms may produce excessive rainfall in parts of the southern Appalachians and along the Southeast coast today. The front is forecast to hit the breaks as it reaches the East Coast on Tuesday, which along with increasingly rich moisture ahead of it, raises the threat for heavy rainfall accumulations spreading north from the Southeast into the Northeast by late Tuesday. A Slight Risk for flash flooding has been issued from the Carolinas to the northern Mid-Atlantic in Tuesday. The cold front progresses so slowly that a marginal risk is also in place from the Carolinas to New England on Wednesday, thus keeping heavy rain and thunderstorms in the forecast through mid-week.

A strong cold front to bring much below normal temperatures across much of the central U.S. Temperature-wise, above normal temperatures stick around through Monday from the eastern Ohio valley and northern Mid-Atlantic, while persisting through Tuesday across the Northeast. Following a weekend of well above normal temperatures, Monday is forecast to be dramatically cooler across the Nation’s Heartland and the Rockies. This large dome of below normal temperatures advances east on Tuesday into the Southeast and the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys where highs will struggle to get out of the 60s. By Wednesday, the much below normal air-mass makes its way into the Mid-Atlantic while another cold front ushers in a reinforcing shot of below normal temperatures across the North-Central U.S. on Wednesday.


News that Impacts You

Courtesy of RISE NWI

You have options as a Hoosier voter!

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ข๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฑ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ. You can register online, or update your current voter registration information, by visiting

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐˜†-๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น
To be eligible to vote absentee-by-mail, you must submit your application by Thursday, October 22. If your county election office does not receive your application on this date by 11:59pm, you are not eligible to vote absentee-by-mail in November’s election. To submit your application you can:
๐Ÿ’ปVisit to submit your application online.

๐Ÿ–จDownload and print the application at If you print an application you must hand sign your application, a digital application will not be accepted.

โ˜Ž๏ธ Call your county election office and request a paper application be mailed to you.

๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
Early voting is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 6. Traditionally, Lake County has 11 early voting locations and registered Lake County voters can visit any of the 11 sites. Due to COVID-19 we recommend contacting the county election office to verify dates, times, and locations.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜†
Polls will be open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3. Visit to verify your polling place.

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ฏ๐˜†-๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ
Travel board is a unique opportunity for voters who are confined to their home on Election Day. Call the county election office to learn more about this opportunity. The deadline to submit an application to vote absentee-by-travel board is noon on Monday, November 2.

๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€? ๐—”๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ!
Lake County: 219-755-3795
Porter County: 219-465-3485
La Porte County: 219-326-6808

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana News

September 25, 2020
Indiana Moves to Stage 5 of Back on Track Indiana (Covid-19 Response)

Under this adjusted Stage 5, face coverings remain required.

Organizers of events with more than 500 people in attendance will be required to submit a plan to the local health department that outlines measures to mitigate COVID-19.

Restaurants and bars that serve food may open at full capacity as long as six feet of space to maintain social distancing is in place. Customers must be seated at a table or counter.

Indoor and outdoor venues may open at full capacity with social distancing measures in place. Senior centers and congregate meal sites may open with precautions. Personal services and gyms and fitness centers may resume normal operations with social distancing safeguards and cleaning protocols in place.

Details and guidance are updated at and in Executive Order 20-43.

I also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency an additional 30 days.

The executive orders can be found here:

Welcome to Highland, Indiana

September 21, 2020
Highland Main Street Hosts Monthly Restaurant Crawl On September 29th

HIGHLAND | Downtown Highland will be the venue for a new monthly restaurant crawl, beginning September 29th, organized by the Highland Main Street Bureau. Future events will take place on the last Tuesday of each month. The event will feature nine of Highland’s downtown restaurants, each of which
have agreed to provide either a drink, appetizer, small entrรฉe, or dessert for $5 or less. The restaurants are encouraged to change their monthly selection each month to provide variety and to attract repeat customers. Some offers will be available for dine-in only.

The participating restaurants include: Joseโ€™s Family Restaurant, Langelโ€™s Pizza, Danโ€™s Pierogies, Mariaโ€™s Buena Cochina, Growlers, The Counter Ice Cream and Italian Ice, Traditionโ€™s, Sakura Bowl and Sip Coffee 2.

โ€œHighland Main Street wanted to find an opportunity to assist downtown restaurants, which were hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency,โ€ President Dawn Diamantopoulos said. โ€œWe thought that a monthly restaurant crawl, held on what is generally a slower business weekday, would be an ideal way to showcase our great downtown dining options.โ€ The restaurant crawl events will begin at 5:00 pm.

For more information, contact Dawn Diamantopopulos at or 219.301.0369.

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