Bone-chilling temperatures were gripping the Decatur area today as wind-chill readings were well below zero and the National Weather Service was predicting a high of only around 10 above.
The Decatur weather station recorded an overnight low of 6 above, which was the 7 a.m. reading.
At the same time, the weather service office in Fort Wayne also had 6 above, with a west wind at 24 mph producing a wind chill of 15 below.
That chill factor wasn't likely to change a lot today, forecasters said, as winds were expected to blow at 15 to 20 mph from the west, with gusts as high as 25.
Tonight's low here is predicted to be around 7 above, with southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph and ... an 80 percent chance of snow!
Snow will be likely Saturday, but we should see some warming, the weather bureau said, with a high here around 25. More snow is likely Saturday night, with a low in the upper teens.
Snow is likely to be over by Sunday, with a high near 24 and a low around 13 — and continued stiff winds.
One positive factor is the fall of the St. Marys River. It had jumped all the way to 14.72 feet on Thursday morning, but had dropped back to 14.72 feet this morning.