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Right Now
82°
Fair
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Cloud Coverage:17%
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:00:40 AM
  • Sunset: 08:42:16 PM

After lows of 55-61 this morning, highs today reached 80-86 with those beautiful weather cumulus mediocris clouds & low humidity.  Winds were still nice from the northeast.

Watch for patchy fog tonight, especially over northwestern Benton, Newton & Jasper counties where it may be denser & more widespread.

We become a bit more humid Friday & all-out humid Saturday to even muggy Sunday.  Winds will turn from northeast to northwest tomorrow to south-southeast to south by Friday & south to south-southwest Saturday.

Note the scattering of storms flaring up west & northwest of our area, especially on Friday, as storm system moves southeastward.

There, parameters look MARGINAL TO SLIGHT (Kansas to Wisconsin & Iowa).

Couple isolated t'showers are possible Saturday.

A wave of scattered showers & storms is expected Saturday night to Sunday morning.

Looks like SLIGHT RISK (Level 2 of 5) parameters are setting up southwestern Illinois to Missouri with potential of MARGINAL RISK (Level 1 of 5) getting into our area.

A couple spokes of numerous scattered storms should pivot through Sunday.

Parameters suggest MARGINAL RISK for severe.

Some scattered showers/t'showers bubble up Monday along with a couple isolated t'showers Tuesday.

We turn dry by Wednesday.

Rainfall totals will vary Saturday to Tuesday 0.50" to +1.75"

We do heat up later next week to around 90 with high humidity again.

The heat & mugginess tend to settle in with 90s around the weekend after this one (again preliminary......I am just projecting what the data is showing).

Some storms with some severe risk will eventually be possible near that time frame.

It certainly looks like a time frame for Gulf tropical development with the system potentially then moving through the Appalachians & Northeast.

This is the same set-up as seen yesterday.  Thinning Saharan Dust, lots of clusters of convection in the Gulf over very warm water & favorable MJO octant fits with the higher risk.

We will wait & see how much of an impact the potential Gulf Coast tropical system has & whether it stalls the front over our area.

The tropical system should pull cold front southeastward on its back as it moves through the Appalachians given the current analysis.

So, cool-down is expected to 80 to the 80s.

After our little cool-down, heat re-builds in the Plains & will begin to march eastward.

Current evidence....current evidence suggests heat surging greatly in the Labor Day weekend, but we will monitor for changes.

Summer is certainly not finished yet with opportunity for near/record warmth day &/or night in some instances.

Upcoming Weather

West Lafayette, IN

Time
Temp
Precip
7 PM
81°
0%
7 PM
81°

Wind: NNE @ 6mph

Precip: 0% Chance

Humidity: 45%

Wind Chill: 81°

Heat Index: 82°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

8 PM
78°
1%
8 PM
78°

Wind: NNE @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 51%

Wind Chill: 78°

Heat Index: 80°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

9 PM
74°
1%
9 PM
74°

Wind: NNE @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 59%

Wind Chill: 74°

Heat Index: 74°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

10 PM
69°
1%
10 PM
69°

Wind: NNE @ 5mph

Precip: 1% Chance

Humidity: 70%

Wind Chill: 69°

Heat Index: 69°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

11 PM
66°
2%
11 PM
66°

Wind: NNE @ 3mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 79%

Wind Chill: 66°

Heat Index: 66°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 10 mi

12 AM
64°
2%
12 AM
64°

Wind: NNE @ 2mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 84%

Wind Chill: 64°

Heat Index: 64°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

1 AM
63°
4%
1 AM
63°

Wind: NNE @ 2mph

Precip: 4% Chance

Humidity: 90%

Wind Chill: 63°

Heat Index: 63°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 8 mi

2 AM
62°
7%
2 AM
62°

Wind: NNE @ 2mph

Precip: 7% Chance

Humidity: 92%

Wind Chill: 62°

Heat Index: 62°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 7 mi

3 AM
60°
8%
3 AM
60°

Wind: NNE @ 1mph

Precip: 8% Chance

Humidity: 96%

Wind Chill: 60°

Heat Index: 60°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 6 mi

4 AM
59°
11%
4 AM
59°

Wind: NNE @ 1mph

Precip: 11% Chance

Humidity: 97%

Wind Chill: 59°

Heat Index: 59°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 5 mi

5 AM
58°
11%
5 AM
58°

Wind: NNE @ 0mph

Precip: 11% Chance

Humidity: 99%

Wind Chill: 58°

Heat Index: 58°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 4 mi

6 AM
58°
9%
6 AM
58°

Wind: NNE @ 0mph

Precip: 9% Chance

Humidity: 100%

Wind Chill: 58°

Heat Index: 58°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 4 mi

Forecast

West Lafayette, IN

Day
Temp
Wed
56°
82°
Wed
82°/56°
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.

Chance of Rain: 11%

Sunrise: 07:00:40 AM

Sunset: 08:42:16 PM

Humidity: 78%

Wind: NNE @ 7mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear. Low 56F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
59°
82°
Thu
82°/59°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.

Chance of Rain: 11%

Sunrise: 07:01:39 AM

Sunset: 08:40:50 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: NNW @ 4mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Thursday Night

A few clouds. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
62°
85°
Fri
85°/62°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 7%

Sunrise: 07:02:38 AM

Sunset: 08:39:23 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: S @ 7mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Friday Night

A few clouds. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.

Sat
65°
85°
Sat
85°/65°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:03:37 AM

Sunset: 08:37:55 PM

Humidity: 64%

Wind: S @ 9mph

UV Index: 7 High

Saturday Night

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low near 65F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Sun
63°
78°
Sun
78°/63°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 58%

Sunrise: 07:04:36 AM

Sunset: 08:36:27 PM

Humidity: 82%

Wind: SW @ 7mph

UV Index: 7 High

Sunday Night

Scattered thunderstorms during the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 63F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Mon
62°
81°
Mon
81°/62°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 46%

Sunrise: 07:05:35 AM

Sunset: 08:34:57 PM

Humidity: 78%

Wind: NNW @ 7mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Monday Night

Mostly clear skies. Low 62F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Tue
60°
84°
Tue
84°/60°
A few clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 14%

Sunrise: 07:06:34 AM

Sunset: 08:33:27 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: N @ 7mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.

Wed
61°
85°
Wed
85°/61°
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 14%

Sunrise: 07:07:33 AM

Sunset: 08:31:56 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: NNE @ 6mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Wednesday Night

Clear skies. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.

Thu
61°
86°
Thu
86°/61°
A few clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 17%

Sunrise: 07:08:32 AM

Sunset: 08:30:24 PM

Humidity: 66%

Wind: NE @ 6mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.

Fri
61°
84°
Fri
84°/61°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Chance of Rain: 18%

Sunrise: 07:09:31 AM

Sunset: 08:28:52 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: WSW @ 7mph

UV Index: 8 Very High

Friday Night

Generally fair. Low 61F. Winds light and variable.

West Lafayette, IN

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