A swing in temperatures on Tuesday, Jan. 22, will bring a wintry mix of weather, the top concern being freezing rain by the evening hours. Temperatures rise from the single digits into the 20s Tuesday afternoon, as a chance of snow builds. Temperatures rise toward 32 degrees Tuesday evening, window for freezing rain looks to be between 6:00 p.m. and midnight. All rain early Wednesday before temperatures crash again. A very cold and active winter pattern continues in the extended forecast.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ THIS EVENING * WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. * WHEN...From 1 PM EST /noon CST/ this afternoon to 10 PM EST /9 PM CST/ this evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation is expected to overspread the advisory area this afternoon, possibly starting a a brief period of snow, before changing to freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet. While air temperatures will eventually climb to near or above freezing, surface temperatures will likely remain cooler, leading to a longer duration of freezing rain into the evening. Plan on slippery road conditions for the Tuesday afternoon commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, snow →sleet → freezing rain → rain builds into the evening, breezy with a late high of 34.
Wednesday: Morning mix changing to snow, temperatures falling from an early high of 34 degrees.
Thursday: Lake effect snow showers, high of 24.