Much like yesterday, northwesterly winds will keep temperatures well below average this afternoon. There will however, be slightly less cloud cover this afternoon. The additional solar radiation will boost temperatures a few degrees across the board. While you can expect a high of 46° in Lafayette today, it appears that the 50s will make a return the to region by tomorrow afternoon. A high pressure system current centralized over the Great Plains will eventually find itself to our east by Thursday morning. Once that occurs, our current northerly winds will shift to a southerly orientation, driving temperatures into the mid to upper 50s. Those south winds will prolong the warming trend through Saturday when some parts of the viewing area could actually climb above the 70° mark. The 72° afternoon high will make Saturday the warmest day in over four months for Lafayette; we hit 77° last October 25th. Scattered rainfall will arrive Saturday evening ahead of a low pressure system that will likely produce more rain and even isolated thunderstorms by Sunday. With the passage of this low, temperatures will be on a slight decline as we enter the next work week. Expect the mid to low 60s for both Sunday and Monday of next week.
A man was pronounced dead Wednesday evening after an apartment fire. Police said a cigarette may be to blame.
Treat yourself and your family this holiday season with a performance by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.
Pride Lafayette Inc. is commending the mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette for their stance against a proposed constitutional ban of same-sex marriage, but other major community entities have yet to take a stand for or against it.