Clouds are on the increase this evening after spending much of the day under partly cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures. Highs across the region were generally in the upper-70s, with a handful of locations coming just shy of 80°. We won’t have to wait too long to see those kinds of temperatures again, but first we must encounter an active frontal system.
The uptick in clouds is due to a cold front approaching from the west, which should not cross the Mississippi until after dark. Bands and clusters of storms are ongoing in Arkansas and Missouri, and these should gradually weaken with time as well as congeal into a linear structure. Some of these storms have been severe, but this threat should wane as the night goes on. However, the Storm Prediction Center has placed areas along and west of the Natcher Parkway under a slight risk for severe weather through tonight. Damaging winds appear to be the main threat, but with activity decreasing in strength after sunset, any warnings should be isolated.
Forecast accumulations of rain through Friday at sunrise
The rain and storms should arrive in Bowling Green around midnight. Even though the rain will cool us off, we will break the spell of chilly nights in the 40s. Expect a low in the upper-50s with rain diminishing during the pre-dawn hours. Model guidance is hinting that there may be some lingering showers around sunrise but many locations should be dry Friday morning.
The sun should return for the majority of Friday but expect to get a healthy dose of wind; 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Skies should be completely clear by tomorrow night with lows dipping into the 40s again. If it’s warm weather you crave, just wait until the weekend. South-central Kentucky should reach 80°+ with no rain to boot. Our next chance of precipitation appears to be late Sunday into Monday.
Tonight: Low of 58°. Showers and thunderstorms, a couple of which may be severe. Winds from the south increasing to 15 mph, gusting to 25. 100% chance of precipitation.
Friday: Skies clearing during the day, giving way to mostly clear skies with a high near 73°. Southeast winds at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25.
Friday night: Low around 47° with clear skies. Winds becoming calm.
Have a great evening!
- Caleb Chevalier
Today was a beautiful day across all of southern Kentucky! Temperatures today warmed up into the upper 60s and low 70s. But tomorrow will be much warmer across the entire region as temperatures soar into the upper 70s and low 80s. Yes these temperatures are above average by about 10°, but that will make for a beautiful Thursday in SOKY! Late in the evening though we will see a chance of rain as a system that is sparking severe weather over the plains tonight will move into our area. While thunderstorms tomorrow night cannot be ruled out, severe weather is not expected!
Here is a first look at your weekend forecast. After the rain showers move out of the area early Friday, we will be left between two weather makers thus making for extremely nice weather throughout our weekend! Temperatures are expected to remain above average throughout the the weekend with readings consistently in the upper 70s! Our next chance of rain will come on your Monday as a weather maker that has the potential to cause severe weather in the midwest will move our way. It is way to early to say whether or not we will see any severe weather. With that being said make sure to stay connected to WKU Storm Team via Facebook or follow us on Twitter @wkustormteam for all of your weather information!
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies with a northwest wind around 5-10 mph. Low: 44°
Tomorrow: Warm under mostly sunny skies, with a southeast wind at 5-15 mph. High 80°
Tomorrow Night: Showers with embedded thunderstorms likely, winds out of the south at 5-10 mph. Low: 56°
Have a Great Night!
Good evening, and happy Earth Day!
I hope everyone got to spend at least part of Earth Day outdoors today, because it was a beautiful day out there. Although we saw some clouds earlier in the day and it was a bit breezy at times, overall the conditions were quite comfortable. Today, highs across the Bowling Green area were around 75°. Our normal highs for this time of year would be about 72°. So, today’s temperatures were rather seasonal.
Tomorrow’s temperatures are expected to be a bit cooler with highs in the upper 60s, as shown on the map below, but Thursday we may even hit the 80°. We may also see some showers on Thursday evening, which is a good thing because there is currently a special weather statement indicating an elevated fire danger on Wednesday afternoon and evening due to the dry conditions in our area.
Once the frontal system that is going to be bringing us that rain on Thursday moves through, we are expecting to see dry conditions and temperatures just shy of 80° for the rest of the week. Make sure you get out and enjoy this weather! It looks as if we will then see another round of showers on Sunday.
Tonight: Clear skies, a low near 40°, and slight winds out of the NNE.
Tomorrow: Sunny skies, a high near 68°, and winds out of the northeast at around 5 mph.
Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear skies, a low near 43°, and winds out of the northeast at around 5 mph.
Have a great night!
Good evening everyone! I hope everyone was able to have a blessed Easter. We had some spectacular weather for Easter weekend! How will conditions compare tonight and tomorrow? The warm temperatures will continue, but we’ll have a few raindrops in the forecast.
Surface Analysis Map – Valid 7 AM Tuesday
A cold front will move through the region Tuesday morning. This will knock our temperatures back just a bit for Tuesday, however we should remain relatively warm. The cold front will also bring some showers and thunderstorms tonight and into the morning hours on Tuesday.
Beyond Tuesday, the low pressure system and aforementioned cold front will slide out of the region. High pressure will build in on Wednesday and Thursday. A warm front will pass through the region on Thursday night and Friday ahead of our next low pressure system. This will bring a chance of showers and storms on Thursday night and perhaps on Friday as well.
Tonight: Lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. Showers likely with some thunder possible. No severe weather is anticipated.
Tuesday: Highs will rebound nicely into the low 70s. Conditions will improve after the rain moves out in the morning hours. Windy conditions out of the north will be possible with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night: Lows will drop into the low 40s, perhaps some upper 30s in the more rural parts of the region. Conditions should remain mostly clear with a slight north wind.
Be sure to stay tuned to the WKU Storm Team for the latest weather information. Have a great evening!
After a chilly and rainy start to this week the weekend has turned out to be a great one.Today was another beautiful day across the area as temperatures climbed well into the seventies and the sun shined down from above. It was a great day to get out and do some spring landscaping, or even to just savor the nice weather for a second day in a row.
Temperatures across the middle of the country are warmer and more seasonal than they were the beginning of the week.
This trend should continue tomorrow rounding out Easter weekend with another nice day. Temperatures will be warm and skies should be mostly clear. There looks to be a slight chance of precipitation for the beginning of next week so make sure to soak up this great weather tomorrow.
Tonight: Mostly clear skies and an overnight low of 46°.
Tomorrow: A few scattered clouds throughout the day and a high of 78°.
Tomorrow Night: A few more clouds to move in for a partly cloudy sky keeping temperatures a bit warmer at 53°.
Have a great Easter!
Today in Bowling Green was a great day with warm temperatures throughout the whole day! It was a great day for a walk around campus, or anything that involves being outside. So the main question now is what can we expect as we head into tonight and tomorrow.
Temperatures will remain persistent with warm conditions along with sunny skies as an area of high pressure is moving into our area. This will bring pleasant weather for our Easter Weekend in south central Kentucky. Rain chances are not in our weekend forecast thanks to the ridge moving into the area with that high pressure. The warming trend will continue in Bowling Green for the next couple of days!
High pressure is centered to the southwest. That will work its way into our area over the next few days.
So what exactly can we expect temperature wise? Your forecast can be found below:
Tonight: A partly cloudy night across the area keeping warmer temperatures throughout the night at 48°.
Tomorrow: A beautiful day with temperatures reaching 75° and sunny skies.
Tomorrow Night: Another partly cloudy night with a low of 46° for our area.
Thanks for taking your time to read today’s post. Be sure to follow us on twitter @wkustormteam for all your updated weather information.
From Storm Center 12, I’m Andrew Dockery.
A satellite view of the approaching cold front located from Chicago to Wichita
No more freezing temperatures for us this week! We finally escaped the frost and sub-freezing lows, with a low this morning of 39°. It didn’t take long for things to warm up either. Most places in south-central Kentucky saw a high in the mid to upper-60s. Now, these marks are below the average, but it won’t be long before we’re back to normal; in fact, above-average warmth seems to be right around the corner.
The clear blue skies are a product of a large dome of high pressure, sitting comfortably on the East Coast. It will gradually be escorted out by an approaching cold front, which is currently positioned over the Mississippi Valley. The front will take its time in reaching us, and lacks any real punch. Expect to see an increase in cloud cover tonight as it nears us. The cold front should pass over tomorrow around noon. Rain chances are very scant. There may be an isolated shower or two across our region tomorrow morning, but nothing more. The best chances for rain would be to our southwest.
Skies should be clearing out by tomorrow afternoon, and it looks like a very nice day is on tap. What about that cold front? No cold air here. Tomorrow’s highs should be in the upper-60s, and a few locations may reach 70°. We will quickly fall under the influence of high pressure once again, and it looks like the entire weekend should stay warm and generally cloud-free.
Easter weekend highs will be above 70°, which translates to above-average. The next real chance for precipitation looks to be early next week, with perhaps some thunderstorms. Our nights should gradually become warmer too, with nightly lows peaking over 50° by Easter. As for as the short-term goes, it looks like excellent weather is in store!
Tonight: Clouds will be increasing as winds become calm. Low near 45°.
Friday: Early clouds with a very stray shower, giving way to partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. High of 68° with light south winds.
Friday night: Low around 47° with partly cloudy skies. Light winds from the northeast.
Thanks for reading!
- Caleb Chevalier