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Lacie Kitelinger, 5, reaches for another piece of bread while feeding ducks with her grandmother Tina Collins along the St. Joseph River on Friday, March 29, 2013, at McNaughton Park in Elkhart. Temperatures hit 52 degrees Friday in Elkhart as the first signs of spring began to show, and a high of 58 is expected Saturday before the temperatures return to the high 30s early next week. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Above, a family walks along the St. Joseph River and, at right, Lacie Kitelinger, 5, reaches for a piece of bread while feeding ducks with her grandmother, Tina Collins, along the river Friday, March 29, at McNaughton Park in Elkhart. Temperatures hit 52 degrees Friday in Elkhart as the first signs of spring began to show, and a high of 58 is expected Saturday, March 30, before temperatures return to the high 30s early next week. (AP)

Joseph Alvarez, 3, chases a bird on Friday, March 29, 2013, at McNaughton Park in Elkhart. Temperatures hit 52 degrees Friday in Elkhart as the first signs of spring began to show, and a high of 58 is expected Saturday before the temperatures return to the high 30s early next week. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
Spring warmup could bring Easter Sunday rain
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.