Weather Picture of the Day
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
Below average temperatures to engulf the eastern half of the Lower 48 the second half of the week. As the calendar gets ready to flip over to October, temperatures from the Plains to the East Coast will plunge to October-like levels as a pair of cold fronts usher in reinforcing shots of cool Canadian air. A strong cold front exiting off the East Coast this morning results in a seasonally cool Wednesday for much of the eastern third of the country with only New England managing above normal high temps today. Meanwhile in the Midwest, another cold front races south and east today through the Nation’s Heartland. North of the front, temperatures will feel more like mid-October while the Southern Plains stay balmy for one more day as high temps make a run at 90 degrees in some spots. Eventually, the front will push across the South-Central U.S. by Thursday, causing temperatures to drop to below normal levels as far south as the Gulf Coast by Friday. This same front crosses the Appalachians on Thursday and another round of below normal temperatures arrives up and down the East Coast by Friday.
California heat wave looks to continue through the remainder of the week; Fire weather danger persists in California and northern Plains. In contrast, a strong upper-level high over the West Coast is allowing sizzling temperatures to take shape in California with much above normal temps extending as far north as the Pacific Northwest. Heat Advisories are in place from San Diego to Los Angeles today with high temperatures ranging between 90 and 100 degrees on average. By Thursday, the stifling heat reaches the Bay Area where Heat Advisories are also in effect. Additionally, an elevated risk for fire weather sticks around for one more day over parts of the northern High Plains and in Southern California through Thursday. Due to excessive smoke in parts of the West, Air Quality Alerts have been posted for portions of California and the central High Plains.
Wet morning followed by a drier afternoon in the Northeast, heavy rain and thunderstorms in South Florida, Scattered showers across the Great Lakes. Much of the CONUS can expect mostly dry conditions through Friday morning but a few regions should still want the umbrella handy. New England will still be dealing with an influx of moisture ahead of the cold front advancing moving off the East Coast this morning. Heavy showers should quickly race northeast and lead to a drying trend this afternoon. The same front is forecast to stall near South Florida the next couple of days, which combined with deep tropical moisture is forecast to trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms. Localized urban flooding and flash flooding is possible in parts of South Florida with a better chance for flooding on Friday where a Slight Risk for excessive rainfall is in place. Lastly, a frontal system tracking across the Great Lakes will be responsible for developing scattered showers on Thursday. Temperatures at low levels are cold enough to form even lake effect showers throughout the region for the remainder of the work-week.
News that Impacts You
Courtesy of RISE NWI
You have options as a Hoosier voter!
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
Early Voting Locations Lake, Porter and LaPorte County
Lake County Indiana
Early Voting Locations, Dates & Times
For your convenience, there are five early voting locations. Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballot at any of these locations.
Chesterton Town Hall Meeting Room
790 Broadway, Chesterton
Hebron Community Center
611 N Main, Hebron
Porter County North County Annex
3560 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
Porter County Administration Center,
Suite 102A, 155 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso
Union Township Fire Station #2
267 N 600 W, Valparaiso
Dates & Times
Early voting begins on Tuesday, October 6th and ends at Noon on Monday, November 2nd. All Early Voting locations will be open as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Saturdays (October 24th & 31st ONLY):
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Mobile Voting Locations, Dates & Times
Eligible Porter County voters can cast their ballots at the following mobile voting locations, dates & times.
Wednesday, October 7 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Jamestown Apartments, 2817 Virginia Park Ave. in Valparaiso.
Wednesday, October 14 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Oak Tree Village, 254 Sandalwood St. in Portage.
Wednesday, October 21 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumer Rd. in Kouts.
Saturday, October 24 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Haven Hollow Park, 330 W 700 North in South Haven.
Friday, October 30 From 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM
Luke Oil Gas Station, 298 Melton Rd. in Burns Harbor.
Early Voting Locations
La Porte County Complex
(North of Courthouse)
809 State Street
La Porte, IN 46350
Michigan City County Office Complex
(Corner of 8th & Wabash)
302 West 8th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Former County Library
7089 W. 400 N.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Wanatah Town Hall
104 N. Main Street
Wanatah, IN 46390
GENERAL ELECTION EARLY VOTING DATES
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 (8am-3pm)
- Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 (8am-4pm)
- Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 (8am-3pm)
- Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 (8am-12:00 Noon)
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.
Sign up now: https://doodle.com/poll/uzqnztavwvn9vbbb
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 email@example.com or 219.301.0369.
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