Winter Weather Advisory & Wind Chill Advisory continue through Monday morning

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a Winter Weather Advisory on Monday, Jan. 18 for St. Joseph and LaPorte Counties in Indiana, as well as Berrien and Cass Counties in Michigan.

Lake effect snow will develop Sunday and persist through Monday morning. The heaviest snow showers with reduced visibility will likely occur Sunday into Sunday evening.

Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches is possible. Some blowing snow will be possible as west winds increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts near 25 mph.

Roads will become snow-covered, slick and hazardous. Reduced visibility is possible due to falling and blowing snow.

Wind chills are forecast to drop to between 5 and 15 degrees below zero late Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for much of northern Indiana lasting through 12 p.m. on Monday. The Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for Kosciusko, Marshall and Starke Counties in the 95.3 MNC listening area.

Wind chill values are expected to drop between 15 below and 20 below zero from early Sunday evening through Monday morning.

Bitterly cold wind chills are expected that can cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. People who must venture outdoors should dress in layers and cover all exposed skin to avoid frostbite, the National Weather Service advised.

The ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Monday: Bitter cold and light snow, highs around 10.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, highs in the upper teens.

Wednesday: Snow showers, highs in the mid 20s.

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