NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
Cool weather will continue with off and on showers and clouds throughout Wednesday and Thursday. Expect strong winds of 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph on Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening. Another shot of cooler air Thursday, with chances of frost overnight Friday. There will be a brief break in rain on Friday, then chance for rain returns Saturday night.
Today A slight chance of showers between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. North northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 68.
National Short Term Outlook
Heavy showers and thunderstorms with localized flash flooding potential along the East Coast today. A cold front advancing across the eastern U.S. will generate a swath of showers and thunderstorms from the Gulf Coast to New England today. Heavy rainfall rates are likely to occur within the more intense showers and storms thanks to ample Atlantic and Gulf moisture ahead of the front. Some thunderstorms could also be severe, most notably in the eastern Carolinas and southeast Virginia. The Weather Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk for flash flooding from the Carolinas to the northern Mid-Atlantic with a marginal risk extending from northern Florida to northern New England. The cold front will clear the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday night but slowly push its way into New England Wednesday morning. After a wet morning, drier conditions should return to the Northeast Wednesday afternoon. Farther west, scattered showers are likely to form across the Great Lakes on Wednesday as another frontal system tracks through the region.
A pair of cold fronts look to bring below normal temperatures in across much of the central and eastern U.S. The aforementioned cold front swinging through the East today is accompanied by a cooler than normal air-mass swinging through the southern Plains and the Mississippi/Ohio Valleys. The below normal temperature regime reaches the East Coast by Wednesday while temperatures rebound to above normal levels in parts of the southern and central Plains. Meanwhile to the north, another cold front is escorting yet another chilly Canadian air-mass across the North Central U.S. mid-week, causing temperatures on Thursday to hover around levels more commonly observed in late October rather than the start of October. The cold front will then head south and east and by Thursday morning is forecast to track over the Mid-South providing a reinforcing shot of below normal temperatures to the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys.
Fire weather danger in California to persist through mid-week, dry conditions and record heat along the West Coast. The wildfire ravaged portions of the West Coast continue to contend with hotter and drier than normal conditions through mid-week. Some improvement is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday for northern California as the high pressure center weakens and winds gradually subside. However, the Transverse Ranges of southern California remain under an elevated fire weather threat into at least the middle of the week as humidity levels remain quite dry and gusty conditions prevail over the region. Hot temperatures are also be common along the West Coast into Thursday. Heat Advisories have been issued for the Los Angeles and San Diego metro areas and record heat is possible as far north as the Willamette Valley through Wednesday.
News that Impacts You
Courtesy of RISE NWI
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𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬. You can register online, or update your current voter registration information, by visiting IndianaVoters.com.
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:
💻Visit IndianaVoters.com to submit your application online.
🖨Download and print the application at https://indianavoters.in.gov/MVPHome/PrintDocuments. If you print an application you must hand sign your application, a digital application will not be accepted.
☎️ Call your county election office and request a paper application be mailed to you.
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.
𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘆
Polls will be open 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3. Visit IndianaVoters.com to verify your polling place.
𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲-𝗯𝘆-𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱
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.
𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗲!
Lake County: 219-755-3795
Porter County: 219-465-3485
La Porte County: 219-326-6808
MOBILE MARKET VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – OCTOBER
Volunteer at an upcoming Mobile Market food distribution at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Volunteer with your family, friends, school, community group, or corporate team. Ages 8 and older are welcome.
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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 BackOnTrack.in.gov 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: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm
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 entrée, 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: Jose’s Family Restaurant, Langel’s Pizza, Dan’s Pierogies, Maria’s Buena Cochina, Growlers, The Counter Ice Cream and Italian Ice, Tradition’s, Sakura Bowl and Sip Coffee 2.
“Highland Main Street wanted to find an opportunity to assist downtown restaurants, which were hard hit by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency,” President Dawn Diamantopoulos said. “We 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.” The restaurant crawl events will begin at 5:00 pm.
For more information, contact Dawn Diamantopopulos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219.301.0369.
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