Tracking chilly lows for Wednesday night

Light flurries are making their way out of the area this morning. By the afternoon, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach into the lower 20s.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 12:18 PM
Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 12:30 PM

Precision 18 Radar picked up on light snow showers during the morning commute. Thankfully, the area did not wake up to additional snowfall from the wave that traveled over the state last night. Light snow fell over northern Indiana last night with a wintry mix falling south of Indianapolis. Light flurries are making their way out of the area this midday. By the afternoon, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will reach into the lower 20s.

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Quiet weather conditions will continue through the overnight hours with skies becoming partly-mostly cloudy. Temperatures are going to plummet overnight with lows in the single digits. Wind chill values may drop down to -5° at times early Thursday morning.

An occasional flurry will be possible Thursday, however, the snow chances are going to be very minimal during the daytime hours. Highs will rise nearly 5° more tomorrow afternoon and will climb near 27° in Lafayette.

We are closely watching another storm system that will bring more snow to the viewing area Thursday night and Friday. Significant snow totals are expected in northern Indiana. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Lake, Starke and Porter counties from Thursday night through Friday. Even though those locations are not within the WLFI viewing area, our northern counties (Pulaski, Fulton, Jasper and Newton) will likely be impacted. There is going to be a sharp cut-off with potential snow totals, which is why we will have to wait to create a snowfall map. Forecast models, at this point, are also inconsistent with the path of the winter storm and snowfall accumulations. We will have to closely monitor the system within the next couple days. Stay tuned for more updates!

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