A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.
Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.
A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.
Gusty thunderstorms quickly blew through the region Thursday night, leaving little evidence of their presence Friday morning.
A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.
As much as 5 inches of snow fell in some parts of the region Monday night into Tuesday morning, causing multiple accidents on area roadways.
The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.
An Ohio man was killed and three vehicles he was hauling were catapulted off a trailer Tuesday when he rear-ended a semi on Interstate 65 south of the Rensselaer exit, police said.
The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.
The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.
Area police reported slick, hazardous road conditions and numerous crashes including one involving a state trooper Wednesday morning as snow fell across the region.
Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.
Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water.
Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday.
Area police reported multiple accidents throughout the region Tuesday morning in the wake of Monday's heavy snow, with many roads remaining snow-covered and slick with patches of black ice.
Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.
Local law enforcement officials may have found one of the few pieces of good news from the seemingly never-ending snow and below-zero temperatures this this year.
Saturday morning flurries were the start of an expected 1 to 2 inches of fresh snow as temperatures began to climb.
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