NORTHERN INDIANA — The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for Kosciusko, Elkhart, Marshall, Fulton, Noble, Whitley, Wabash county and surrounding counties. These counties should expect low temperatures during the next week to 10 days.
Temperatures are expected to drop into the middle and upper 20s at times, with temperatures as low as the lower 20s possible. High temperatures on some days will likely remain in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
While the growing season has not really started across most of the area, the March days that did see warm temperatures above 60 degrees may have helped begin the early development of some plants and bud on trees that could be susceptible to temperatures in the lower 20s.
If there are any plants that have developed early or susceptible to very cold temperatures, individuals should monitor the forecast over the next two weeks and be prepared to care for sensitive vegetation. Areas at greatest risk are likely to be near or south of the US 24 corridor which has seen the warmest temperatures so far this spring.