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It was another bitterly cold and grey day across Greater Lafayette and with less than two weeks left before the official start of the spring season, temperatures will surely warm up soon? Right?
Both fortunately and unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), the skies above Greater Lafayette are expected to clear overnight. The clear skies will allow any surface heat left over from our already chilly day to exit the region. As a result, temperatures tonight will dip to their lowest point since the morning of February 17; we’ll fall to 21° in Lafayette early Friday morning.
Those clear skies however, will allow temperatures to quickly soar back into the mid-30s by our lunch hour on Friday. Despite our persistent northwesterly wind flow, the added sunshine will help temperatures cross the 40° threshold for the first time in 72 hours tomorrow afternoon!
40° may not be exactly balmy, but it’s a significant improvement over today’s afternoon high of 30°, our lowest felt here since February 11th. What’s even better is that temperatures across the region will continue to warm up as we head into the weekend! Saturday looks to be our warmest day since Tuesday; it feels like it’s been so much longer than just a few days since we felt seasonal warmth.
Conditions look like they’ll remain at least pleasant through the extended forecast. Gone are the chances for snowfall late this weekend and early next week; the low potentially responsible for said snowfall has shifted south in the latest model runs, leaving it to affect the Ohio Valley rather than Greater Lafayette. You’ll also notice that we’re in store for a much needed warm up next week. How do the 50s sound?