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UPDATE: Winter storm warning issued for Elkhart County

The National Weather Service said to expect a mixture of snow, freezing rain, sleet and rain throughout the day. Snow accumulations are expected to be between four and seven inches.

Posted on Feb. 1, 2014 at 9:50 a.m.

ELKHART — A winter storm is expected to dump much of its snow on parts of northern Indiana Saturday.

A winter storm warning was issued across northern Indiana and parts of southern Michigan just after 10 a.m. Saturday, and will be in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said. The warning was issued for snow and freezing rain, the weather service said.

A mix of precipitation including freezing rain and rain is expected to continue across the area through much of the afternoon Saturday. Snow accumulations between four and seven inches are expected, but the prevalence of sleet or freezing rain could diminish snowfall totals, the weather service said.

Snowfall rates could be as high as one inch per hour. Heavier snow accumulation is expected to occur north of Elkhart.

Sleet and snow could mix along U.S. 20 and to the south Saturday afternoon. Further south, freezing rain and some minor ice accumulation is possible along a line from Goshen to Wanatah, the weather service said.

As much as an inch of snow could fall per hour in some areas. Snow covered roads and low visibility could make driving hazardous.

Saturday’s high in Elkhart is expected to reach 34 and the low will fall to 15.

On Sunday, there’s a slight chance of snow during the day. The high will be 19 and the low will fall to zero, the weather service said.

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