Image: Climate Prediction Center, NOAA

Temperature ups and downs for March

While it may be a cold start to the weekend day, we’re on track to see temperatures climb back into the 50s by the time the beginning of March gets here. According to the latest outlook released by the Climate Prediction Center, our temperatures may stay a bit above average for the first few days of the new month. This outlook is based on the overall pattern, which places the jet stream to our north for a portion of that time period. However, there are some signs that indicate the pattern may shift closer to the middle of the month.…

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Severe storm threat out of the picture

As Nicholas and Rob mentioned in their Facebook LIVE video earlier tonight, our severe storm threat would be diminishing, while scattered (non-severe) rain and thunderstorms would remain through the evening. Soon after their video concluded, the Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for the region was canceled.

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Thursday night update on Friday’s severe storm potential

Our forecast scenario for Friday has not changed much from earlier updates. The entire area remains under an enhanced risk for severe storms on Friday, primarily from late afternoon through late night. Gusty, damaging winds continue to be the primary severe storm threat.

Credit: National Weather Service

2017 storm spotter training underway

The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office is currently in the process of completing storm spotter training sessions across the region. All sessions are free and you can attend whichever session works best for you.