A cold front passed over the state last night and temperatures are now more than 20 degrees colder. Temperatures have dropped into the lower to mid-30s this midday and they will generally remain steady throughout the afternoon. Higher pressure over the upper Midwest will also slowly track east today, which will help break apart the cloud cover late this afternoon. Skies will eventually become partly cloudy this evening with scattered clouds remaining over the area tonight. Lows will fall back into the upper teens and lower 20s.
Forecast models are hinting at several dry hours on Saturday before rain showers move into the viewing area that evening. Precisioncast has skies turning mostly cloudy midday and rain showers arriving into our western counties around 5 p.m. EST. There is going to be a chance for a rain-snow mix as the wave showers travels over the Greater Lafayette area as temperatures gradually drop during the late evening hours.
Very little to no snow accumulation is expected with the snow showers. Any snow that sticks to the ground at first will quickly melt because of the recent warm spell we had last Wednesday and Thursday. The wintry mix will exit our eastern counties by 3 a.m. EST Sunday.
Sunday will be the pick of the weekend with higher pressure building back into Indiana. You can expect mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southerly winds will pick up in speed on Sunday, which will help air temperatures soar into the 60s next Monday and Tuesday.