Clouds are still hanging on very pesky-like today. We won’t even rule out some scattered light precipitation…either sloppy wet snow flakes, ice pellets or a even a sprinkle or two. Coverage will be minor, around 60% maximum. Parts of the state will see breaks in the cloud cover from time to time, but we think we are going to have to push bigger sun totals off a bit longer here. Most of today’s action comes from strong north winds coming down the Great Lakes. Lake effect snows are likely in the typical areas (Porter, LaPorte, Starke counties), but we expect clouds and hit and miss moisture still from the lakes as well. Everything tries to move out by tomorrow morning.
Wednesday features mixed clouds and sun, but on Thursday we have another quick moving little disturbance that comes through the state and brings some scattered snow showers into the region. The best snows come from I-70 southward. We can see a coating to an inch or so…but that is it.
No change for the rest of the week. We continue to see a longer-term dry stretch. We expect to stay precipitation free from Friday through next Thursday. Temps stay below normal through next Tuesday. However, we still see signs of a significant warm up Wednesday through Friday of next week. Strong south winds drive that warm up, which could produce a similar ramp up to what we saw late last week ahead of the strong weekend event (namely fog and a very damp feel…not good drying).
In the extended period, we have a few widely scattered showers and a lot of fog for Thursday and Friday, but then moderate rains are back for Sunday the 16th. Half to 1.5” rain potential would come with that event…making it eerily similar to this past weekend. Temps fall off fast behind it.