Lake Effect Snow Prompts Winter Weather Advisory In NW Indiana

Light to moderate snow arrives after 7pm
Light to moderate snow arrives after 7pm

16 December, 2017

Snow plows may have a hard time keeping up with the rapidly falling snow, so expect a potentially slower commute home this evening.

A "potential winter commuting hazard" could hit early morning drivers on Thursday, warned the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia.

The National Weather Service said moderate snow is expected north of a line from Fond du Lac to Port Washington, with 2-4 inches possible, but Sheboygan could get up to 6 inches of snow. "South of I-96, the snow totals will still be plow-worthy, with 2-5" of snow. Winds are forecast to shift from the west at 14 to 21 miles per hour to out of the northwest at 5 to 13 miles per hour, between Wednesday and Thursday.

Higher snow amounts north of the turnpike
Higher snow amounts north of the turnpike

Another round of unsettled weather could bring an additional inch of snow late Friday afternoon before giving way to sunny skies and high temperatures around 32 degrees Saturday. The low at night will be around 19.

Sun and 38 is forecast for Monday and Tuesday, with a slight chance for rain and snow on Tuesday.

In the special weather statement, the weather service said there is a 40 percent chance of light snow showers with a "potential large impact due to sub-freezing roads".

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