The region is bracing for another round of severe winter weather with several inches of snow possible tonight into Sunday, followed by another icy cold snap early next week.
Along with the snow, the National Weather Service is predicting that winds of up to 35 mph on Sunday will cause blowing and drifting. For drivers, that means lower visibility and even whiteout conditions into Monday.
Bitter cold temperatures that gripped the region Friday morning will be even more severe by Sunday night. High temperatures are expected to be at or below zero Monday and Tuesday with minimum wind chills of 25 to 35 below zero. The worst of it is expected Monday night.
That cold snap prompted schools in Munster and Griffith to declare on Friday two-hour delays for Monday and Tuesday classes. Check www.nwi.com/closings for a full list of delays.
On Friday, black ice continued to cause problems on area roadways. Indiana State Police reported two crashes with lane blockage on the westbound Borman Expressway at the Illinois State Line at the start of the morning commute.
Commuters on South Shore trains were experiencing delays as well.