Winds have certainly calmed down throughout the viewing area in recent hours. After seeing wind gusts peak above 50 mph around 3:00 P.M .ET, sustained wind speeds have fallen below 5 mph in Lafayette.
As a weak cold front sinks southward across the region during the early morning hours Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop slightly lower than this morning’s low temperatures; we’ll dip to 32° in Lafayette.
Expect a calm and primarily clear start to our Thursday, though increasing cloud cover will plague the afternoon ahead of our next chance for scattered rainfall and wintry mixture late Thursday and early Friday morning.
Low pressure scooting to our south may supply the region with sporadic rainfall after 9:00 P.M. ET. As temperatures drop and the precipitation departs southeastward late tomorrow, some of our easternmost counties may receive areas of wintry mixture or light snowfall