It's Not Feeling Much Like Christmas

Mild conditions continue to stick around Greater Lafayette for the work week.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 6:33 PM
Updated: Dec. 18, 2017 6:33 PM

Good Evening,

Today marked our fourth straight day of above average temperatures across Greater Lafayette. It’s almost hard to believe that we’re just one week from Christmas with afternoon highs like this!

Today’s high of 48° ended up being 12° above the average high temperature of 36°; fortunately or unfortunately (depending on how you look at it) we’re only expected to get warmer during the reminder of the work week!

The combination of high pressure settled to our southeast for the first half of the work week and a potent low camped off to our west for the second half, will keep temperatures between 5° and 25° above normal through Friday.

After that point, it appears as though a significant cool down will arrive with a one-two punch of cold fronts Friday evening and Saturday morning. In fact, current model data indicates that overnight temperatures could drop to as low as 10° to 20° below average heights by the morning of the 26th.

After reaching 55°on Friday afternoon, cold Canadian air flowing behind the pair of cold fronts may drop temperatures into the single digits as early as Christmas Night.

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