Winter Weather Advisory extended due to lake effect snowfall on Thursday

(Photo supplied/National Weather Service of Northern Indiana)

The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended for St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Berrien and Cass Counties until early Friday morning, Jan. 27. Lake effect snow lasts through at least 12 p.m. on Thursday. The snow belt could see an additional two to four inches of snow, most however see a slushy one to two inches. The impacts remains similar as temperatures hover near 32 degrees, roads will be wet and slushy. There’s another round of light snow Friday afternoon and the pattern stays active with more light snow Saturday night into Sunday morning. February begins much colder, a stretch below freezing next week.

National Weather Service Northern Indiana


* WHAT...Snow and then lake effect snow expected. An additional 5
  to 8 inches of snowfall is expected into this evening totalling
  6 to 12 inches for the entire event.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.

* WHEN...Until 4 AM EST /3 AM CST/ Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions will likely impact the evening and then morning commutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...System snow is expected to continue into
  the afternoon before dissipating this evening. Lake effect snow
  is expected to take over 3 to 6 hours later and continue
  through much of Thursday.

Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:

Thursday: Lake effect snow. High 32.

Friday: PM light snow. Breezy. High 34.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, snow late. High 30.

Sunday: Slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

Monday: Slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 25.

Tuesday: Slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.

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