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Warmer weather and an ample amount of sunshine returned to Greater Lafayette as afternoon highs temperatures soared to their highest point since Monday evening; we topped out at 46° in Lafayette earlier this afternoon.
Clear skies will linger through the night and early morning hours tomorrow and while clear conditions overnight usually mean a drastic drop in temperatures, our southerly wind flow will maintain its hold on the region as well. The southerly winds will only allow to temperatures to fall as low as 34° in Lafayette overnight.
Those winds will begin to pick up speed early tomorrow morning, gusting as high as 20 mph just before dawn. Despite the more mild night in store, wind chill values during tomorrow morning’s commute are expected to dip into the mid 20s at times. As the morning wears on, wind speeds will continue to climb; wind gusts may reach 35 or even 40 mph by early tomorrow evening!
While the clear skies early tomorrow will give way to increasing cloud cover tomorrow afternoon, the strong southerly wind flow will ensure that temperatures will peak above the 50° mark. We’re expected to reach the low 50s both Friday and Saturday afternoons.