The new year is upon us! Yes, tomorrow is New Years Eve. So what's in store weather - wise? Maybe your heading out to some kind of New Years Eve party! Well, lets go ahead and take a look at what the weather holds.
Right now I'm looking at rain still in the forecast as the Ball drops. Take a look at this latest Prog Chart for later on Friday evening around 7:pm EST.
Now believe it or not we do have a severe weather threat in store for many states here to end the month of December! Crazy right? So will Lafayette, have to worry about severe weather to ring in the new year? Well, using the map above you can see the red outlined area. This is where I would expect to see any severe weather outbreaks over New Years Eve. Right now I'm not looking for anything severe in the WLFI viewing area. Just rain and a few rumbles not out of the question. Let's go ahead and take a look at your quick cast below for more details.
Friday / New Years Eve is looking wet at this time! Yes, I'm expecting to see some scattered rain showers through out much of the day. Rain showers will pick up as we head into the evening hours / night hours. Highs are looking to be around 57* degrees with lows that night around 35* degrees. Winds between 10 and 15 mph. A few gusts to 20 mph possible. Rainfall between a quarter and a half inch possible.
Saturday / New Years Day is looking like we will start out with some rain showers. This will go on into the late morning hours before turning mostly to partly cloudy by that afternoon / Evening. Highs will be in the upper 30s around 38* degrees and falling slowly through out the day as the cold front pushes through the area that night. Lows will fall into the teens around 17* degrees. Winds will be between 15 to 20 mph. Rainfall between a quarter and a half inch possible.
So as you can see I'm not expecting to see an all day rain event for New Years Day! Which is Great news! Also between both Friday and Saturday I'm expecting a grand total rainfall between .30" and .60" Inches possible with slightly higher amounts in thunderstorms. Here's a look at your New Years Eve forecast below.
Once we head into Saturday we will start to feel winter return! Yes, lows Saturday night will be around 17* degrees with 20s and 30s as we head into next week! I was able to get out to Armstrong before the cold returns and run 2 miles earlier this afternoon. I just couldn't pass up the weather lol. Now I'm looking forward to some family fun as I ring in the new year with my Aunt, Uncle, and Sister at Mike Albys Arrowhead bowl! Yes, we will be there from 10:pm til after 1:am. Should be a lot of fun! ;)
I may check back once more before I head out tomorrow. Have a GREAT AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! Take care and God Bless! :)