Temps will be in the mid-40s today with overnight lows not fluctuating much. A major warm-up for Tuesday with daytime highs in the lower 60s! Scattered rainfall and a few thunderstorms are expected with accumulations near an inch for Greater Lafayette.
Clouds will increase later this afternoon into tonight in advance of a stronger storm system. This system will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to the region from late tonight through Tuesday evening. A few of the storms
late tonight may produce some hail across portions of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio, but the greater severe thunderstorm risk will be for Tuesday afternoon and early evening as the cold front tracks across the region.
*** SLIGHT RISK= Short-lived, isolated severe storms that may still produce isolated tornadoes, spotty wind damage and hail in excess of one inch in diameter.
The greatest risk of severe weather tomorrow is across southern portions of the forecast area, where a slight risk of severe weather exists, with a marginal risk for locations farther to the north. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the main threats but an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. Mild weather is expected Tuesday in advance of this system, but colder weather will return for Wednesday.