Today was a beautiful day here in Bowling Green. We hit a high temperature of 75°, which is about 10° above normal for this time of year. I hope you got out and enjoyed the nice weather today because we have a chance for scattered showers tonight and then tomorrow temperatures are going to drop throughout the day and a low pressure system will move through in the afternoon and evening as shown in the graphic below. The precipitation from that system will start out as rain in the afternoon and change over to a rain and snow mix as we head into the evening. No snow accumulation is expected. We will dry out on Thursday with some sunny skies, but temperatures will be well below average. Our high temperatures will probably only be in the mid 40s that day, but it will be a little warmer on Friday with temperatures in the lower 60s. Then, we have a slight chance for rain this weekend.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, a 70% chance of scatted showers, a low near 58°, and winds out of southwest around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Cloudy skies, an 80% chance of a mix of rain and snow, a high near 60° with temperatures dropping throughout the day, and winds out of the southwest at around 18 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Mostly cloudy skies, a low near 21°, and winds out of the northwest at around 8 mph.
Have a great evening!
- Arden Gregory
Hello everyone! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful day today. Skies remained mostly clear today As winds were out of the west-southwest around 10 mph. Highs were in the mid to upper 60′s. A very nice day across the region!
Tomorrow will feature much of the same. Highs will be quite warm ahead of a low pressure system. Some precipitation will accompany the front as it passes through the region on Tuesday night. Some thunderstorms are possible, however no severe weather is expected at this time.
Forecast Frontal Positions and Conditions – Valid 7 PM CDT
Tonight: Lows will be in the mid 40s under mostly clear skies. Winds will be out of the southwest around 10 to 15 mph. The southerly winds will help us warm up quite nicely on Tuesday!
Tuesday: Highs will be in the low 70s. Conditions will remain mostly sunny through most of the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. Winds will remain out of the southwest around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Rain chances increase as the cold front moves into the region. Lows will be in low 50s. Showers appear likely, with some embedded thunder possible. Winds will remain out of the south around 10 mph.
I continue to see a prolonged period of cold and warm spells into the month of April. It doesn’t look like we’re going to warm up permanently very soon. One thing to keep in mind though is we are getting more and more sunlight everyday. This will gradually increase temperatures for the region, making the cold snaps less cold, and the warm spells more warm. That’s a trend I certainly like to see!
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Nearly all of the snow and ice in Bowling Green has melted away, which is a sign of things to come. We’ve escaped the grip of freezing temperatures for now, and will enjoy some spring-like weather for the next few days. The official first day of spring may not be for another two weeks, but if you were to judge by the outdoor conditions, you may not know the difference. A weak cold front is on our doorstep this evening, which will provide the chance for some spotty showers overnight. The passage of this front really won’t have any dramatic effects on our temperatures tomorrow. Expect a low tonight in the mid-30s with clouds clearing out through Sunday. Generally sunny skies are expected by tomorrow afternoon.
Warm air forecast to circulate around a high on Sunday evening
Average highs for this time of year are around the mid-50s, and I expect that we will reach that mark tomorrow. Looking ahead to the next few days, a stream of warm southern air will be pumped into south-central Kentucky via a high pressure system located over the Dixie Belt. This spells not only clear skies but temperatures into the 60s for highs. This pattern will be rather stagnant for the first half of next week. Some model guidance is hinting that we could reach 70° on Tuesday, but it is worth noting that the models have struggled in accurately predicting our temperatures recently. Much of this was due to the snow cover in the area, but with the snow having been melted, these model forecasts may begin to show improvement.
Tonight: A 30% chance of showers with a low of 35°. North winds at 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy skies in the morning, giving way to mostly clear skies by afternoon. High around 54° with northwest winds at 5 mph.
Sunday night: Low near 37°. Mostly clear skies with calm winds.
- Caleb Chevalier
I hope everyone is having a great Friday across Bowling Green! Temperatures across the region are returning to normal values throughout the day today. We are expected to reach the mid to upper 50s across our area. Due to these temperatures, most of the snow and ice will melt today. High pressure is sitting to our south providing plenty of sunshine across south central Kentucky. However, that high pressure won’t last long as a cold front is expected to move into our area by Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
Above is what the forecast is showing from the National Weather Service in Louisville. The good news however, is that here in Bowling Green, we will exceed some of those temperatures. We will continue to warm up to the mid 50s today but what can we see for our weekend?
Tonight: Temperatures will drop into the mid 30s with partly cloudy skies and a calm wind.
Tomorrow: Partly sunny skies will be present with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in the area.
Tomorrow Night: The cold front moves into the area bringing a cool down with a low of 34 and a 40% chance of some rain showers.
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Visible satellite image from today showing snow cover over the Missouri Bootheel and Jackson Purchase
Today was Day 4 of snow/ice cover in Bowling Green, left over from Sunday night’s winter storm. It has been difficult to get rid of the fluff and slush without any decent sunshine or heat, which finally arrived today. Due to the reflective nature of snow, our temperatures did not climb beyond the mid-40s, but it was enough to finally begin the melting process of the wintry mix. The effects of Sunday have certainly been felt this week, with some school systems being forced to close Monday through Friday (Warren County being one). Though fog will return tonight with sub-freezing temperatures, tomorrow should soar into the 50s, which should knock out most of the snow cover, if not all of it. Being sandwiched between two high pressure systems, skies will be clear throughout the day.
Clouds will return on Saturday with a mix of sun, along with increasingly warm temperatures. We may reach above-average marks on Saturday afternoon. High pressure to our south will assist in shoveling warmer Gulf air to south-central Kentucky. Reaching 60° would not be out of the question. A weak cold front will move through Saturday night, bringing a small chance for showers. Fortunately, it appears our nightly lows for the better part of the week will remain above freezing, excluding tonight. It certainly looks to be a welcome start to Spring Break for students at Western Kentucky University.
Tonight: Low of 25° with patchy fog in the pre-dawn hours. Partly cloudy with calm winds.
Friday: Fog should clear by 10 AM. High near 54° under sunny skies. Winds from the northwest at 5 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 35°. Light winds from the southwest.
Have a good evening!
- Caleb Chevalier
We have dealt with quite a bit of winter weather over the past couple of days. Schools and businesses across the area have been closed due to the weather yesterday and today, and rightly so. Bowling Green picked up nearly 5 inches of snow and sleet from this winter storm. The map below shows that our area and areas to our southwest are still dealing with a substantial amount of snow cover.
For those that are ready to be done with winter, the good news is that the sunshine will be returning. The bad news is that our temperatures will still be unseasonably cold. Yesterday’s high temperatures did not even break 30°. We did manage to get above freezing today, though, and our high temperatures for the rest of the week are expected to be in the upper 40s or lower 50s. However, high temperatures for this time of year are normally around 60°.
Continue to drive with caution and stay home if you can for the rest of this evening because many roads still have snow and ice on them. Even if the snow and ice on the roads seems to have melted, watch for refreezing tonight and drive very carefully if you must travel tonight or tomorrow morning. The warmer temperatures tomorrow and into Thursday should help clear the area of snow and sleet by the weekend. We may see another much weaker system move through the area Saturday evening, but at this time we are not expecting much precipitation from that. Until then, we are just going to see a mix of sun and clouds and slowly rising temperatures as we wait for the remnants of this late winter storm to melt.
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies, a low near 20°, and a light northeast wind.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies, a high near 46°, and winds out of the northeast at around 5 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy skies, a low near 28°, and winds out of northeast at around 5 mph.
Have a great evening, and stay warm and safe!
Good afternoon everyone. A winter storm is impacting the region. Temperatures are in the low to mid 30s, right around freezing. The temperatures will continue to drop through the day. Conditions will rapidly deteriorate. Be careful if you are out and about. Here’s a look at the current surface analysis.
Surface Analysis Map valid 1:30 PM CST
A large area of winter precipitation, occasionally with embedded thunderstorms, will train over our area for the next several hours. Significant impacts to travel, infrastructure, and trees are likely. Power outages will be possible, some of which could last more than one day.
This Afternoon and Tonight: Rain before 4 PM; freezing rain and sleet possible after 4 PM. Significant accumulations of ice and sleet are possible. Generally, 0.25″ – .75″ of freezing rain is possible. This will change over to snow in the early morning hours of Monday. Snow accumulations of 1″-3″ are possible. Lows will be in the upper teens.
Monday: Snow will linger into the morning hours. Highs will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the north around 15 mph. This will lead to wind chills in the single digits across the region.
Monday Night: Conditions should gradually clear. Lows will drop into the lower digits. Winds will be out of the northeast around 10 mph. This will drop wind chills below zero.
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Be Prepared, not Scared.