A couple bands/line of rain & thunder passed overnight to this morning. There was a lot of gustiness to them with many peak gusts of 30-40 mph. A few exceeded 40 mph.
Gusts 40 mph or greater overnight-early this morning:
43 mph...Grissom Air Reserve Base
41 mph...3 W Rochester
40 mph...Round Grove
Temperatures are 67-73 over the viewing area as of 1:30 p.m.
There continues to be a few showers around with mostly cloudy skies & strong southwest winds.
MARGINAL RISK of severe weather this afternoon-evening as scattered showers & a few storms & perhaps a couple broken lines develop ahead of & along cold front.
An isolated severe storm is possible along & southeast of a Pine Village to Monticello to Rochester line.
Cold front is currently line up from Gary, Indiana to east of St. Louis, Missouri & is approaching Newton County.
In fact, we should rapidly cool off into the 50s at Greater Lafayette by 6 p.m. with brisk west to northwest wind once the cold front passes.
A little dim sun is getting through the veil of thicke cirrus & altostratus, while cumulus towers are developing along & ahead of that front.
This cooler air will reach Newton County very soon & then spread east & southeastward.
There is more shear & dynamic support today, compared to lastnight & this morning, but there is a lot of cloudiness around. So, this will mitigate more robust severe risk, keeping it MARGINAL.
Bit better severe risk exists just southeast of the viewing area where there is a bit more time between now & cold frontal passage for clouds to thin, things destablize & storms to organize more.
Friday looks dry with skies becoming partly cloudy with 56-61 after 39-46 in the morning, followed by increasing clouds & 60-64 Saturday after 37-43 in the morning.
Showers are possible Saturday night to Sunday, then a bit of a break. Then, with cold air aloft & some sun, some spotty may bubble up Sunday afternoon with highs 60-64. 37-43 is likely Sunday night with clearing, followed by sun & some clouds & 62-66 Monday.