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Elkhart will miss out on lake effect, not frigid temps

The major lake effect snow storm is expected to stay to the west of Elkhart County on Tuesday.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 20, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.

ELKHART — While areas west of Elkhart County could very well be blasted with lake-effect snow Tuesday, Elkhart County will see very little accumulation.

Bitter cold, though, returns to the region as temperatures are expected to fall below zero Tuesday night, Jan. 21, according to the National Weather Service.

Monday’s forecast calls for a chance of freezing drizzle in the morning followed by snow showers that will produce very little accumulation. A chance of snow continues Monday night. Lows are expected around 6 degrees.

Tuesday includes a chance of snow after 2 p.m. Otherwise, it will be sunny and cold with a high near 12. New snow accumulation is expected to be about a half inch.

A chance of snow continues Tuesday night and the low is expected to be around minus-6 degrees. Wind chill values will fall to as low as minus-15 degrees, the weather service predicted

Elkhart is expected to escape the major lake-effect snow band, which could bring 1 to 2 feet of snow for LaPorte and Starke counties. Berrien County in Michigan could also receive lake-effect snow. On Monday morning, the weather service removed any reference to St. Joseph County being part of the established lake effect snow watch area. A lake-effect snow watch is in effect from Monday night and into Tuesday night, the weather service said.

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