I kept looking at the schedule (even marking it incorrectly on the coming soon post) and thinking we were forecasting for the Lafayette in Louisiana. Nope! I mmisread it the whole time, and we are going back to my old stomping grounds, the home of Purdue University and Lafayette, Indiana.
At 754PM, ET, Lafayette was reporting a muggy 78 degrees with fair skies. Indiana and Illinois were in the process of being overcome by some high stratus, precediing an area of low pressure in the Lower Missouri Valley. The rest of the evening looks to be fair, though still humid under continued southerly flow.
The sharp cut off low in the Plains is going to associate with the mean upper level flow and slow down significantly. The leading edge of rain and thunderstorms will arrive in central Indiana by mid-day tomorrow, but the cold front itself will generally be occluded. A broad area of steady rain is possible through the day, through a few rumbles of thunder are likely to be embedded. The low will track just south of Lafayette early on Tuesday morning, which will bring the heavy precipitation to an end. Still, in the afterglow of this system, there will be a bit of light rain through most of the day on Tuesday. High pressure will move in late in the evening, but not in time to salvage the day.
Tomorrow – Rain with embedded thunderstorms, High 77, Low 66
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a smattering of shower activity, High 75, Low 68
TWC: Tomorrow – Thunderstorms. High 80, Low 66
Tuesday – Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 75, Low 67
AW: Tomorrow – Considerable clouds, humid; a couple of afternoon showers and a heavy thunderstorm High 79, Low 67
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy, a shower or thunderstorm around High 77, Low 68
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm High 78, Low 65
Tuesday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 68
WB: Tomorrow – Showers and chance of thunderstorms. High 78, Low 68
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms, High 76, Low 68
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered storms, High 78, Low 65
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with showers likely, High 77, Low 68
FIO: Tomororw – Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 79, Low 68
Tuesday – Rain starting overnight, continuing until morning, and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 77, Low 66
I’ve made my return to Lafayette, but it looks like I couldn’t bring any good weather along the way. Here is the satellite, showing clouds rolling in, as the beginning of a bummer of a week approaches.