12/2 Short-Range forecast (Brandt)

Forecast updated 2:00pm EST - 2 Dec 2011

This is Paul Brandt with your weekend forecast.

Today will start out calm and sunny, with seasonally cool highs in the 40s.

High pressure will be located out to our east during the day Saturday, and the accompanying strong southerly flow will bring warm-air advection into the area.

Clouds associated with an approaching low pressure center will move into the area as well, however, so highs will make it to only around 50 degrees in Lafayette. The cold front accompanying the low will move east throughout the day, and will bring a likelihood of showers starting sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Sunday will be cloudy and cooler, with highs topping out only in the mid-40s. A possibility of rain showers will remain throughout the day, but total precipitation amounts will top out around a quarter of an inch, with the vast majority of it falling during the morning hours.

The showers will clear out by the evening hours, but the placid weather is likely to be short-lived, with Friday morning model runs suggesting the possibility of a major storm system advancing into the area on Monday night. Keep your eyes peeled, folks.

today's short-range forecast graphic was produced by Paul Brandt