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Greater Lafayette has seen a little bit of everything today. Dense fog early this morning gave way to clear skies before overcast skies blotted out our sunshine, ushering first rainfall in across the region and now scattered snowfall. It’s all thanks to a passing core of low pressure en route to New England where it will drop as much as 18” of snowfall across the northeast.
Sporadic snow showers are expected to linger up until the predawn hours Wednesday, before exiting east of the viewing area just before our morning commute. While conditions as you hit the road tomorrow morning will be dry, our subfreezing temperatures may make for a slick spot or two on our roadways.
Cooler air flowing in behind our passing low will make for a particularly cold Wednesday afternoon. Tomorrow’s anticipated high of 33° will mark our coolest day in Lafayette since February 12th when we only reached 31°. In fact, wind gusts near 25 mph tomorrow morning and early afternoon could keep wind chills from climbing above 20° tomorrow. Fortunately, warmer weather is on the way; we’re just going to have to wait for it.
Temperatures will gradually climb higher during the following three days. After reaching 33° tomorrow, we’ll hit 35° on Thursday. Some of us may see the 40s on Friday, though we’re expected to only peak at 39° in Lafayette. Seasonably warm conditions will not return until Saturday at the earliest! It will be 47° and partly sunny that afternoon.