Latest winter storm could bring 5 to 8 inches of snow in Elkhart County

Heavier snowfall is predicted for areas in central Indiana, south of the U.S. 24 corridor.

Posted on Feb. 4, 2014 at 8:56 p.m.

ELKHART — A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for almost all of northern Indiana in anticipation of a weather system that will bring heavy snow and blowing winds.

The warning extends remains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Total accumulations by midday Wednesday are expected to range from 6 to 10 inches of snow across the region.

The storm warning predicted Elkhart County can expect to see 5 to 8 inches.

The heaviest snowfall is expected to be along and south of the U.S. 24 highway corridor. Kokomo is expected to receive 5 to 9 inches of fresh snow Tuesday night, Feb. 4.

The National Weather Service Northern Indiana reported moderate snowfall at its office in Syracuse beginning around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Locally, the storm is expected to cause difficult driving conditions and low visibility by Tuesday night. Strong winds gusting to 20 mph Tuesday night are predicted to continue through early Wednesday, setting the stage for a difficult morning commute, the weather service warned.

The weather service predicts winds will cause drifting, primarily on east-west roads.

The storm, stretching from Colorado to Boston, is expected to be fast moving and intensify as it moves across the Tennessee Valley. A foot of snow is predicted for a part of New England.

Conditions will turn colder Wednesday, with a high of 22 and a low of 5.

Wind chill temps will be 10 to 20 below Wednesday night and through Friday morning.

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