It has been another bitter morning across Greater Lafayette, but the lighter wind speeds through the morning commute prevented wind chill values from dropping too low. Be prepared to slick roads today and be sure to wear a lot of layers. Temperatures will only reach near 18° in Lafayette this afternoon. Skies will remain cloudy today with an occasional flurry possible through the afternoon.
We are tracking a system that will bring our next round of snowfall to the WLFI viewing area. There should be several quiet hours for Friday with cloud cover increasing through midday. Snow chances increase after 3 p.m. EST with snow moving into our southwestern (Fountain, Warren and Montgomery) counties.
The snow showers will become more widespread over the area between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. The snow will continue to fall into the overnight period and should move out of the area early Saturday. Recent forecast models are trending between 1” to 3” for snow accumulation. The highest totals at this point will be in our southern counties with lighter totals to the north.
Winds will shift out of the northwest by the weekend and bring below zero lows both nights. New Year’s Day is going to be the coldest day of the week with a forecast high of 8°!