Elkhart County forecast this week: snow and thunder

Accumulating snow is possible, but it won't stick around long, National Weather Service says.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:37 p.m.

ELKHART — Northern Indiana will see the give and take of Mother Nature on Monday, April 14, as warm, wet air from the south collides with cold Canadian air.

The result, according to the National Weather Service, will be plummeting temps, some thunderstorms in the afternoon and a somewhat rare chance of accumulating snow after sunset.

After a high temperature of 66 at 4:24 a.m. in Goshen, temperatures started to slide and had fallen 25 degrees to 41 by 11:30. a.m.

Monday night’s low could fall to 26, according to the weather service. Overnight temps Tuesday also could fall to the mid 20s and Tuesday will include a chance of flurries and a high of 37.

A significant chance of snow exists from about 8 p.m. to midnight, according to meteorologist Nick Greenawalt. The chance of snow is about 70 percent, he said, and Elkhart County could see about an inch of accumulation.

Any accumulation will quickly melt away Tuesday, Greenawalt said.


The last time northern Indiana saw an inch of accumulating snow in April was five years ago, Greenawalt said, adding that the record low in South Bend for Tuesday night is 19, set in 1928.

The normal high and low for northern Indiana is 59 and 38, respectively.

Wednesday will see mostly sunny skies and high of 49. Thursday will see a high of 62 and mostly sunny skies, the weather service said.


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