Mississippi Valley Summer Heat Wave; Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding Possible to the North

A dangerous summer heat wave will continue much of the Plains, Mid/Lower Mississippi Valley, Southeast U.S. today and Thursday. Areas of severe thunderstorms may occur today and again on Thursday from parts of the northern/central Rockies and High Plains into the Ohio Valley and Carolinas. Excessive rainfall over similar areas may bring flash flooding today and Thursday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lafayette, Purdue University Airport (KLAF)

Lat: 40.41°NLon: 86.95°WElev: 604ft.

Mostly Cloudy

73°F

23°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed E 3 mph
Barometer 29.90 in (1011.7 mb)
Dewpoint 72°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 Jul 8:54 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Lafayette, Purdue University Airport IN

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 101. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 90 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 73 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am.  Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 71 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. North northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 3am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Sunny

    High: 80 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

    Sunny

    High: 81 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 101. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. North northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 3am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 86.
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Point Forecast:
Lafayette, Purdue University Airport IN
 40.42°N 86.91°W (Elev. 604 ft)
8:45 am EDT Jul 6, 2022
9am EDT Jul 6, 2022-6pm EDT Jul 12, 2022
 
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