HERE COMES SPRINGTIME? Big warm-up during a very mild winter

COLUMBIA CITY – If Whitley Countians think it's been a mild winter so far . . . well, be prepared for a warm-up!Starting Tuesday expect highs in the low 50s and upper 40s through mid-week with some precipitation. After that, temperatures "drop" to the low 40s and 30s.Not bad for late January and early February in Northeast Indiana!The National Weather Service forecast for Monday-Sunday:TODAY MONDAY...CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH..TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO20 MPH..TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THEAFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITHGUSTS UP TO 30 MPH..TUESDAY NIGHT...RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS10 TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT..WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING MOSTLYSUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH..WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S..THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S..THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S..FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S..SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. HIGHS INTHE UPPER 30S..SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.LOWS IN THE MID 20S..SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.