Severe Thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat in the Central U.S.

Severe thunderstorms, capable of severe wind (locally exceeding hurricane force), very large hail, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes, are possible late this afternoon into tonight across portions of the of the Upper Midwest into the southern Great Lakes. Excessive heat covers much of the central third of the country and is expected to persist into the weekend over the south-central states. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Purdue University Airport (KLAF)

Lat: 40.41°NLon: 86.95°WElev: 604ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 76%
Wind Speed SW 6 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.8 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 28 Jul 10:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles SW Lafayette, Purdue University Airport IN

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 72. Light southwest wind.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 81 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight
Increasing clouds, with a low around 72. Light southwest wind.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SW Lafayette, Purdue University Airport IN
 40.42°N 86.94°W (Elev. 630 ft)
10:45 am EDT Jul 28, 2021
11am EDT Jul 28, 2021-6pm EDT Aug 3, 2021
 
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