First Alert Weather Day Wednesday & Thursday for heavy snowfall

Our warm-up is underway with highs Monday nearing at to just above freezing. Tuesday highs will near the lower 40s with rain showers developing. Potential then turns to a winter storm for Michiana Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon. Areawide 6-12 inches or more of snow is possible during this event.
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 5:04 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2022 at 11:30 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - MONDAY: High pressure moves in and will bring sunny skies to Michiana and warmer temperatures. High: Near 32°. Low: 26°. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

TUESDAY: Clouds will continue to build throughout the day ahead of our next system. Temperatures will warm above freezing across all of Michiana. Expect showers to build in Tuesday afternoon and slowly begin to transition to a rain, sleet, snow mixture Tuesday night. High: Near 40°. Low: 32°.

WEDNESDAY FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: A strong low-pressure system off to our south will bring our strongest winter storm of this year to Michiana. Early morning mixture of sleet and snow will transition to heavy snow across much of the area. Difficult travel will be expected throughout Wednesday. Snow accumulation of 6-10 inches is likely. High: steady to falling all day. Low: 18°.

THURSDAY FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: A second piece of energy moves in Thursday and has the potential to bring an additional round of heavy snow to Michiana. Snow will gradually end throughout the afternoon and evening hours. Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue. Blizzard conditions are possible south of U.S. 30 and east of U.S. 31. Arctic high pressure begins to move into areas off to our north and west. This will funnel down bitter cold air Thursday night and last through Saturday morning. High: Near 20°. Low: Near 0°.

LONGE RANGE: Bitter cold with subzero wind chills by Friday morning. Cold air lingers through Saturday before temperatures begin to moderate back up into the upper 20s late next weekend.

Expected Snowfall Accumulations:

Berrien County, Michigan:

  • Coloma: 4″-8″
  • St. Joseph/Benton Harbor: 6″-10″
  • Stevensville: 6″-10″
  • Berrien Springs: 6″-10″
  • Buchanan: 8″-12″
  • Niles: 8″-12″
  • New Buffalo: 6″-10″

Cass County, Michigan:

  • Dowagiac: 6″-10″
  • Cassopolis: 8″-12″
  • Pokagon: 8″-12″
  • Edwardsburg: 8″-12″

La Porte County, Indiana:

  • Michigan City: 6-10″
  • La Porte: 8″-12″
  • New Durham: 8″-12″
  • Kingsford Heights: 8″-12″

St. Joseph County, Indiana:

  • South Bend: 8″-12″
  • Mishawaka: 8″-12″
  • Granger: 8″-12″
  • North Liberty: 8″-12″
  • Lakeville: 10″-15″
  • Walkerton: 8″-12″

Elkhart County, Indiana:

  • Elkhart: 8″-12″
  • Middlebury: 8″-12″
  • Goshen: 10″-15″
  • Wakarusa: 10″-15″
  • New Paris: 10″-15″
  • Nappanee: 10″-15″

LaGrange County, Indiana:

  • Shipshewana: 10″-15″
  • LaGrange: 10″-15″
  • Brushy Prairie: 10″-15″
  • Topeka: 10″-15″

Starke County, Indiana:

  • Hamlet: 8″-12″
  • Knox: 10″-15″
  • North Judson: 10″-15″
  • Bass Lake: 10″-15″

Marshall County, Indiana:

  • Bremen: 10″-15″
  • Plymouth: 10″-15″
  • Bourbon: 10″-15″
  • Argos: 10″-15″
  • Culver: 10″-15″
  • Walnut: 10″-15″

***These numbers could still change depending on the location of the heaviest snow***

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