NWS: Significant lake effect snow this week



Tonight’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Significant lake effect snow this week

(February 8, 2016) – Two rounds of snow will impact the area this week. The first round begins overnight, as snow is expected to develop across the area mainly after Midnight. Areas near Lake Michigan could see an inch or two of snowfall late tonight into early Tuesday morning, with an inch or less expected elsewhere.

This could impact Tuesday morning commutes, especially across northwest Indiana and southwest lower Michigan.

A more significant snow event will begin Tuesday evening, as intense lake effect snow bands are expected to develop, which are expected to persist through Wednesday night. Six or more inches of snow are possible during this time period, especially closer to Lake Michigan.

Hazardous travel conditions are likely late Tuesday night and especially Wednesday, with reduced visibilities in the lake effect bands, and slippery and snow covered roadways.

Regardless of where you live, you can always find the latest forecast for your specific area by going to our website at www.weather.gov/iwx and clicking on your location on the map.



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