Winter Storm Warning for lake-effect snow in NW Indiana-SW Lower Michigan continues into Saturday

Update 11AM CST…

The Wind Chill Advisory has ended. Wind chills in the 0 to -15-degree range will still be observed across the Chicago area today. The Winter Storm warnings for heavy lake-effect snows continue in portions of northwest Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan into Saturday.

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Update 3:45AM CST…

The Wind Chill Advisory calling for wind chills -20 to -30-degrees for most of Chicago-area counties away from Lake Michigan remains in effect until 10AM CST this Friday morning. Wind chills in counties immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan will still be very cold – just below Advisory criteria in the -10  to -20-degree range during that same time frame.

The Winter Storm Warnings for accumulating snow in Porter County,Indiana has ended, although a little more snow may fall in the northeast corner of that county. The Winter Storm warning for additional heavy snows farther east and north in Indiana into southwest Lower Michigan (pink-shaded counties on the highlighted map) continues into Saturday. A location near LaPorte has received 17-inches so far in the almost continuous lake-effect snow showers.

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A Wind Chill Advisory (light-blue-shaded area on the highlighted map) calling for wind chills -20 to -30-degrees is in effect for most of the Chicago area counties away from  Lake Michigan  from 10PM CST this Wednesday evening until 11AM CST Friday. Counties immediately adjacent to the lake will be cold – encountering wind chills below advisory criteria generally in the -10 to -15-degree range.

Winter Weather Advisories (purple-shaded counties on the highlighted map) and Winter Weather warnings (pink-shaded counties on the highlighted map) for accumulating Lake-effect snow around the south end of Lake Michigan into lakeside counties of Lower Michigan is in effect until midnight tonight in Porter County, Indiana (1 to 2 additional inches) and through Friday into Friday night farther east and north around the south end of the lake (3 to 6-inches in St. Joseph and LaPorte Counties in Indiana to even greater amounts up to a foot in Berrien and Cass Counties in Michigan). Travelers taking this route should expect to encounter very difficult winter storm to white-out conditions at times.