NWS: Bitter cold returns midweek



Today’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Bitter cold returns midweek

(February 17, 2015) – Temperatures today will be much warmer than yesterday, however still bitter cold at 10 to 20 degrees below normal. Scattered snow showers will be possible throughout the day, especially north of US-6, with around a half inch to an inch of accumulation expected in southwest lower Michigan. Highs will be in the upper teens to mid 20s.

Lake effect snow will continue through the overnight hours, especially along and north of the Indiana Toll Road, where up to an inch of snowfall is possible. Lows will drop into the single digits overnight.

Lake effect snow is expected for much of Michiana on Wednesday, with blowing snow possible as winds increase. Lake effect snow and bitterly cold temperatures will continue through Thursday, with low temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday night near or below zero, and wind chill values approaching -15 to -25. Several inches of snow are possible in lake effect favored areas Wednesday through Thursday night.

Stay tuned for the latest forecast information at www.weather.gov/iwx.



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