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Up to 9 inches of snow expected to fall in parts of Elkhart County by Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory starting Tuesday evening and lasting until early Wednesday afternoon.

Posted on Jan. 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Some areas in Elkhart County might to get up to 9 inches of snow by the end of Thursday as a few new rounds of snow move across northern Indiana.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, until 7 p.m. Wednesday, affecting Elkhart, Kosciousko, St. Joseph, LaGrange counties in Indiana and Cass County in Michigan.

A frontal boundary will develop over the southern Great Lakes Tuesday night, bringing a period of light to moderate snowfall that will spread from west to east during the evening, according to a press release from the weather service.

Some areas in the southern part of the affected region may get from 3 to 5 inches of snow, while other areas near the toll road may get 6 to 9 inches.

According to the press release, the advisory may need to be expanded in area and time as a second storm is expected to hit Wednesday night draws nearer.

Drivers are advised to be cautious if traveling Tuesday night into Wednesday as roads may become slick and hazardous. Visibility will also be limited, making travel across the area difficult, according to the press release.


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