Tracking an active start to the work week

e are tracking an active weather pattern this work week, especially within the next 24 hours.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 8:06 AM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 8:06 AM

We are tracking an active weather pattern this work week, especially within the next 24 hours. Temperatures this Monday morning are into the mid to upper 40s and we are tracking a very slight chance for isolated showers during the morning commute. Otherwise, you can expect a mostly cloudy sky and we will lose the slight rain chances by the lunch hour.

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The area will become partly cloudy this midday before a cold front arrives tonight. Highs will soar into the lower to mid-60s late in the afternoon Cloud cover will also increase ahead of the boundary during the afternoon and shower chances will increase after 3 p.m. EST.

A few rain showers will be possible during the evening with the rainfall becoming more widespread after 9 p.m. EST. A few embedded thunderstorms may form as the system travels over Greater Lafayette during the overnight hours. Severe weather is not expected, but some storms may become strong.

It will also be windy today and tonight with wind gusts potentially up to 50 MPH. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Benton, Newton and Jasper counties. The advisory will begin at 4 p.m. EST and is scheduled to expire at 7 a.m. EST. Even though Tippecanoe County and the rest of the area is not under the advisory, windy conditions are likely throughout the day and tonight. The strong wind gusts may make it difficult to drive at times, especially for high profile vehicles.

Precision Futurecast has most of the rainfall east of Lafayette by 3 a.m. EST. Cloud cover will break up behind the cold front and temperatures will plummet. Overnight lows will fall into the mid-30s. Temperatures will continue to decline tomorrow. Highs in the 30s will stick around for the remainder of the work week. We are watching a system at the end of the week that could bring the area snow showers and potentially minor snow accumulations. We will continue to monitor and have updates.

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