Heavy rain fell over the viewing area this morning. While the line of heavy rainfall was traveling over Illinois, it produced a few thunderstorms. We didn’t hear much thunder over Greater Lafayette, but the heavy downpours dropped the visibility at times during the first part of the morning commute. The heaviest rain is now falling in eastern Indiana. Light rain is falling in our eastern counties (10:30 a.m. EST).
The rain will become light and scattered through the afternoon. At the times we do not see rainfall, skies will be cloudy and temperatures will stay mild. Highs will climb into the lower to mid-50s this afternoon. Wind speeds are also going to pick up out of the south between 10 and 20 MPH. Winds may gust up to 35 MPH.
A cold front is going to track over the state this afternoon and evening, which will bring cold air to Greater Lafayette again. Temperatures will gradually fall during the evening hours with lows dropping back into the lower to mid-30s.
A wave of moisture will wrap around the system early tomorrow morning. At first, the precipitation will fall as rain, then it will transition into a rain-snow mix. Light snow showers should be falling by the Tuesday morning commute. You will not need a coat for today, but one will be needed for your Tuesday! Highs in the 30s return tomorrow and Wednesday. The cold temperatures will be short-lived as highs rise back near the 50° mark on Saturday.