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Spring warmup could bring Easter Sunday rain

Get ready for some spring showers. Therre's a strong chance of rain Sunday.


Posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Feeling like a little yard work this weekend? You might want to get that work done Saturday.

The arrival of mild temperatures this weekend will bring with it a chance of rain late Saturday night and through Sunday.

On the bright side, the chances of any more snow accumulation this spring are quickly fading, according to Nick Greenawalt, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Syracuse, Ind.

The high temperature for Friday, March 29, was expected to be around 52, but Saturday’s high will be closer to 58, Greenawalt said.

The average high for northern Indiana this weekend is 54, he said.

A strong chance of showers will arrive late Saturday night and will continue through much of Easter Sunday, according to the weather service.

Highs on Sunday are expected to be near 49.

However, as a warm front exits the area Sunday night, low temps could dip below freezing and result in rain changing to snow.

Greenawalt, though, downplayed the chance of any accumulation.

“There could be a lingering snow shower or two,” Greenawalt said. “It’s going to be harder and harder to see any accumulating snowfall, given the ground is warming up.”

Lows overnight Sunday will be around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent late Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday will be dry with highs near 37.



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