Skies are mostly clear this morning and areas of fog developed across the viewing area. Since temperatures have dropped below freezing (the upper 20s), the fog is considered freezing fog. The freezing fog has brought widespread frost to Greater Lafayette. Bundle up this morning and be sure to give yourself extra time to warm up your vehicles.
There are going to be several hours with mostly sunny skies today. However, a dry cold front is going to travel over the state today and bring scattered cloud cover this afternoon. Wind speeds out of the west will also pick up as the boundary moves over Greater Lafayette. Wind gusts up to 30 MPH will be possible during the afternoon hours.
Skies will turn mostly clear between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. Temperatures will plummet once the cold front exits. Lows will drop into the lower 20s by tomorrow morning’s commute! Be prepared for more frost and potentially a few flurries overnight. Precision Futurecast shows light lake effect flurries for areas north of Lafayette after midnight EST. The light snow showers may impact White, Pulaski and Jasper counties. A few slick spots may form because of the flurries.
Quiet weather will return on Friday, but it is going to be much colder. Expect highs in the mid to upper 30s tomorrow afternoon, which is nearly 15 degrees below Lafayette’s average high of 55°! Temperatures will gradually warm up this weekend and rain chances will return on Sunday. We cannot rule out the possibility of a few snowflakes mixing with the showers because of the cool temperatures.