Old Man Winter isn't going to loosen his grip on Northwest Indiana for the next several days.

Snow and lower temperatures have been predicted for the rest of the week.

Snow that began to blanket the Region mid-afternoon Monday was supposed to turn into a mostly sunny day Tuesday with temperatures reaching a high near 20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. With the wind chill, however, there may be times when the temperatures feel more like 3 degrees below zero.

Residents can expect another round of snow coming Tuesday night, mainly after 9 p.m., according to the NWS, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation and snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. The low Tuesday night will be around 15 degrees.

Snow is expected to continue through early Wednesday morning. The potential for accumulating snow will return Thursday through Saturday with multiple weather systems moving across the Region, according to the NWS forecast for the rest of the week.

Monday, Region residents woke up to below zero temperatures, with wind chill making it feel closer to minus 20 degrees and ended the day with a fresh snowfall.

Monday morning's road conditions may have been a contributing factor to a fatal vehicle crash just before 10:30 a.m. on U.S. 30 just outside of Valparaiso. An 18-year-old Fort Wayne man died at the scene of the one-vehicle accident.

A number of schools throughout Northwest Indiana announced delays Monday as some communities dug out from Sunday's snow and air temperatures hovered at or below zero.

The below zero temperatures warmed as Monday progressed, but snow began falling across the Region in mid-afternoon. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties through midnight with snow accumulations expected to measure 2 to 5 inches. LaPorte County was also under a similar advisory until 2 a.m. Tuesday as snow was expected to fall through the night.

Officials warned of slick roads and there were some reports of slide-offs and a few accidents early Monday evening.

A snowstorm Sunday wreaked havoc on Northwest Indiana interstates. Indiana State Police said they responded Sunday afternoon to a 17-car pileup and a 13-car pileup on Interstate 80/94 in Lake County.

Many of the crashes could have been avoided if drivers had slowed down and allowed extra space between vehicles, police said.

Up to 3 inches of snow was reported in Portage and up to 2.4 inches was reported in Valparaiso following Sunday's storm, according to the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. 

Check back at nwi.com for updates.

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