We are tracking another quiet day for the Greater Lafayette area. Higher pressure is beginning to move out of the Midwest, which will result in more cloud cover today. However, you can still expect an ample amount of sunshine this morning and afternoon. Plus, the wind direction will shift out of the south this afternoon and allow highs to rise a little more than yesterday. Highs will climb into the upper 30s and lowers 40s today, which is near Lafayette’s average of 38°.
Lows will not drop as much tonight due to scattered cloud cover over the area. Prepare for a cool start to Valentine’s Day as lows fall near 30°. A few slick spots will be still be possible during the morning commute. Skies will turn mostly cloudy early tomorrow.
The increasing cloud cover is associated with our next weather-making system. Your Wednesday morning will likely remain dry, but rain chances are going to increase after the lunch hour. At first, the rain will be very isolated, then it will increase in coverage Wednesday evening and night. Highs will reach into the upper 40s by tomorrow afternoon.
The warmest day of the work week is going to be Thursday, after a warm front travels over Greater Lafayette. The mild weather is going to be short-lived because a cold front will sweep over the state that night. As temperatures fall behind the boundary, the rain may briefly transition to a rain-snow mix and completely turn into light snow early Friday. For now, models are indicating a few flurries early Friday morning with decreasing cloud cover during the afternoon.