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Significant Winter Storm Heads for the Midwest

Heavy snowfall is expected for portions of the Midwest between Thursday and Friday.

Posted: Feb 7, 2018 7:49 PM

Good Evening,

Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to their lowest point since well, yesterday morning. These sub-average temperatures are becoming all too regular across Greater Lafayette as of late. Tomorrow morning’s low in Lafayette will dip to 8° with wind chill near -5° at times early tomorrow.

Aside from the bitter temperatures, at least Mother Nature gave us a break from the snow chances on Wednesday. Unfortunately, that break doesn’t appear as though it will last long enough. A potentially significant winter storm is expected to affect portions of the Midwest as early as Thursday evening.

As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Strom Watch for large swaths of Iowa, Northern Illinois and Indiana, and Southern Wisconsin and Michigan. The organized band of snow will travel across the regions mentioned between Thursday and Friday evening.

Despite not necessarily gelling unanimously earlier this afternoon, the latest model data seems to be settling on a preferred track for the heavy snowfall and are now indicating significant snowfall totals for portions of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. Total snowfall accumulations could amount to 15” or more in some spots between Thursday and Friday evenings.

The current anticipated track of the significant snow boarders our northernmost counties, but there’s expected to be a substantial drop off in accumulations along the southern edge of that snowfall. While the latest models depict the far northern reaches of Newton and Jasper Counties seeing accumulations north of 4”, midway through the county, snow totals won’t amount to much more than a dusting.

We’ll continue to keep a close eye on this system due to its significance and proximity to the viewing area, but for now it appears as though we’ll just dodge a very snowy bullet. Organized snowfall is expected to return to Greater Lafayette as the back edge of the system detailed above pushes further east.

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