Weather Picture of the Day
NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
Cold front moves into the Midwest followed by rain. Daytime temperatures will dip down into the mid to high 50s with nighttime temps in the upper 30s to mid to upper 40s. Don’t forget that coat. It will be a damp type of cold. Nice but crisp day on Friday at 55, then the rain returns Saturday night into Sunday morning, clearing by Sunday evening. Workweek starts out nice with temperatures rebounding to the 60s and 70 by Tuesday.
Today A slight chance of showers between 7am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph.
Saturday Night Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Rain likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night A chance of showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 68.
National Short Term Outlook
October to open on a cool and crisp note from the Plains to the East Coast, hot and smokey on the West Coast. An amplified jet stream pattern over North America will make for a tale of two contrasting air-masses across the Lower 48 to kick off October. Much of the eastern half of the country can expect a cool and dry autumn-like regime with the coolest temperatures versus normal located in the Midwest where temperatures look to range between 10 and 15 degrees below normal. A seasonally mild Thursday is on tap from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast before a cold front swings through early Friday, setting the stage for a cool and dry Saturday up and down the East Coast. Meanwhile out west, a strong upper level ridge is responsible for the ongoing heat wave in California. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories extend from San Diego to San Francisco today and sizzling temperatures look to stick around in Southern California through Friday. In addition to the heat, elevated fire weather conditions persist along the Transverse Ranges and Red Flag Warnings up the California coast. Air Quality Alerts remain in place over portions of the West Coast and central High Plains due to ongoing bouts with wildfire smoke causing poor air pollution.
Slight Risk for flash flooding in portions of South Florida, scattered showers across the Great Lakes today, passing showers over the Northeast tonight into early Friday. Precipitation-wise, much of the CONUS is forecast to be mostly dry thanks to the strong upper level ridge out West and an expansive area of high pressure from the Plains to the Southeast. A cold front will set off scattered showers across the Great Lakes today and a wave of low pressure looks to produce showers from the Mid-Atlantic to to the Northeast Thursday night into Friday. The heaviest rainfall over the next couple days will be focused along a frontal boundary draped over South Florida. Showers and thunderstorms tapping into a tropical moisture allows the more intense storms to inflict excessive rainfall rates over the heavily urbanized portions of South Florida. As a result, a Slight Risk for flash flooding is in place along the southeast coast of Florida today and Friday.
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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