Special Weather Statement Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley Counties.
Very Cold Air Arriving for Christmas Day.
A significant outbreak of arctic air will occur over the Midwest and Great Lakes region early next week, which includes Christmas day. A period of light snow as well as lake effect snow showers with some accumulations are possible this weekend into early next week as well. Temperatures will become colder over this coming weekend but the bitterly cold air is expected Christmas Day through Wednesday of next week. High temperatures will likely only be in the teens and low temperatures in the single digits. It is possible that low temperatures could drop below zero while high temperatures remain in the single digits, especially in areas that will have snow on the ground by next week. Wind chills will be below zero and could possibly be well below zero at times Monday through Wednesday. Those planning travel around the Christmas holiday should prepare a survival kit with blankets, food and water in case of a breakdown. Monitor upcoming forecasts for updates and changes since it is several days away. More information can be found online at www.weather.gov/iwx.