Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Berrien, LaPorte Counties

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for LaPorte and Berrien Counties from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 through 6 p.m. on Thursday. As much as 3 to 8 inches of snow is possible for that area. As much as 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible for the South Bend and Elkhart metro areas.

Overnight travel plus the Thursday morning commute will likely be slow-going. After lake effect snow stops, the rest of the week is quiet but cold. Highs Thursday and Friday stay in the low 20s.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EST /5 PM CST/
THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST /5 PM CST/ THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of
  3 to locally up to 8 inches.

* WHERE...In Indiana, La Porte County. In Michigan, Berrien
  County.

* WHEN...From 6 PM EST /5 PM CST/ this evening to 6 PM EST /5 PM
  CST/ Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult due to snow covered
  roads and rapidly changing visibilities from both the falling
  snow and patchy blowing snow. The hazardous conditions could
  impact mainly the Thursday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Lake effect snowshowers are expected this
  afternoon downwind of Lake Michigan with little or no snow
  accumulations expected. One or more heavier bands of snow
  showers are expected tonight into Thursday over portions of
  LaPorte and Berrien counties with snowfall rates of 1 inches or
  more per hour will be possible late tonight into Thursday
  morning. Total snow amounts by late Thursday afternoon will vary
  greatly with the highest accumulations likely for southwestern
  Berrien county into northwestern LaPorte county.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Thursday: Lake effect snow showers. High 20.

Thursday Night: Low of 7.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 22.

Friday Night: Low of 10.

Saturday: slight chance for snow. cloudy otherwise. High of 27.

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