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Heavy snow possible Wednesday, early Thursday for Elkhart

Light snow is expected for the next few days, followed by significant snowfall on Wednesday night.
Truth Staff
Posted on Dec. 30, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 30, 2013 at 11:33 a.m.

ELKHART — Forecasters are warning that much of northern Indiana and southern Michigan could be in the path of a significant snowstorm later this week.

Meanwhile, Elkhart is expected to receive small accumulations through Friday.

According to the National Weather Service, two weather systems — one from the north and one in the southern plains — could possibly pass through the region, forming a combined effect that could bring measurable snow for more than two days.

While there is less certainty about the path of the second storm, which the weather service describes as the more potent of the two, there is a chance it could result in 4 to 8 inches by the end of Thursday, the weather service said.

But for now, the weather service is taking a more conservative approach and predicting 2 to 4 inches.

Monday night includes a chance of lake effect snow. Elkhart is expected to receive less than an inch, the weather service said.

Upward of an inch of snow is expected Tuesday. The low temperature will dip to about 13 on the night of New Year’s Eve.

Another inch of snow is expected early Wednesday, but another 2 to 4 inches could accumulate Wednesday night and early Thursday. The high Wednesday will be around 22 and the low will be around 15.

Snowfall is expected to taper off by about 1 p.m. Thursday, but more flurries could continue, the weather service said.

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