Colder, icier weather expected for this week

Temperatures will begin falling Tuesday and are expected to hit zero by Thursday. Gusts of wind might cause snow drifts on roads or black ice, so drivers should take caution.

Posted on Jan. 19, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 19, 2014 at 4:58 p.m.

ELKHART — Freezing temperatures will return to the area early this week and a combination of strong winds and snow are likely to make another appearance.

As of Sunday afternoon the National Weather Service issued a warning to beware of drifting snow because of strong winds coming from the southwest. The warning said sudden gusts could affect visibility, especially in open areas.

Though winds are expected to die down after sunset, there is still the threat of black ice on roads, even if they've already been plowed, according to the warning.

Monday, Jan. 20, will have a high of 26 degrees and a low near 5, with a chance of snow that could accumulate mainly between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. Elkhart can expect about an inch of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will begin falling Tuesday, with the weather service expecting a high of 13 degrees Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The weather service is forecasting a low of minus 2 degrees Tuesday night, a low of about 5 degrees Wednesday and temperatures hovering around zero on Thursday

There is a 50 percent chance of snow through Wednesday night before the possibility falls to 30 percent Thursday.

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