There was a little bit of wintry weather in some parts of the region overnight, but it missed Bowling Green. As shown by the map below, temperatures have remained below normal for this time of year across much of the United States this week, especially in the Ohio Valley, and those cold temperatures are going to continue. Temperatures are not expected to reach above 40° in our area for the next few days, but our high temperatures for this time of year are usually around 50° degrees. However, the remainder of the week at least looks to be pretty dry, so we should not have hazardous road conditions to worry about. Our next chance for precipitation will most likely be on Friday evening.
This map shows that temperatures across much of the U.S. are forecasted to remain below normal. Temperatures in our area are forecasted to be 10-20 degrees below average.
Today: Cloudy skies clearing as we head into the afternoon, a high near 34°, and winds out of the WNW at around 8 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear skies, a low near 19°, and winds out of the west at around 5 mph.’
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies, a high near 40°, and winds out of the WNW at around 8 mph.
Have a great day!
After an icy morning, our current temperature as of 1:02 P.M. CDT is 35 with winds out of the east at 2 mph. Lows across the area this morning were in the mid-upper 20s which allowed for freezing rain to occur. All ice accumulation was primarily on trees, power lines, and cars. Most ice accumulations were around the 0.25 inch mark with a few areas with locally heavier amounts. The rain that effected our area this morning has moved off the east. A few light showers are possible the rest of today into tonight. Tonight expect a temperature of 33. No travel problems expected tonight.
Tree covered in ice in Bowling Green, KY on Sunday, December 8. Photo credit goes to Beech Tree Weather.
Tomorrow, an upper level system will begin to move toward our area. This will bring rain into our area Monday Night into early Tuesday Morning. The precipitation will move into the area as rain, change over to all snow. No travel problems expected at this time, however, stay with Storm Center 12 for the latest.
NAM Composite Reflectivity valid for midnight on Tuesday, December 10.
Today: Expect a high of 37 with winds out of the SE at 5 mph. Light showers will continue into the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Expect a low of 34 degrees with winds out of the SE at 5 mph. No precipitation is expected.
Monday: Low temperature will be 33 and the high temperature will be 37 degrees. Precipitation chances increase into the overnight/evening hours as an upper level disturbance moves into our area. Chance of precipitation is 70%
Good morning everyone! We are currently waking up to temperatures in the low to mid 20’s. Those temperatures won’t warm too much throughout the day. Attention shifts to Saturday night and Sunday morning as yet another winter storm impacts the region. Here’s the forecast!
Today: Highs will be in the low 30’s with mostly sunny conditions.
Tonight: Freezing rain and sleet potential increases as a disturbance moves into the region from the south. Expect low temperatures to be in the mid 20’s with some accumulation of sleet and ice.
Sunday: Freezing rain and sleet will continue in the very early hours of the morning. This should transition to rain shortly after daybreak. Highs will be in the mid to upper 30’s.
Here is a look at one model’s interpretation of how the winter event later tonight and Sunday morning will unfold:
The amount of snow, sleet, and ice accumulation will be very dependent on how fast the warmer air can lift out of the south. Bowling Green is right on the freezing line at 3 AM Sunday morning. At this time, the only advisories have been issued for Tennessee counties, however a Winter Weather Advisory is not out of the question for southern Kentucky later today. Stay tuned to WKU Storm Team for more updates.
Have a good day!
Most of the school systems across south central Kentucky have closed for Friday due to this weather system moving into Kentucky including the city of Bowling Green. This weather system has produced impressive snow totals to the north and freezing rain to the south. Here in Bowling Green we are currently seeing rain fall and expect transitioning into freezing rain throughout the day.
We are currently at 34 degrees at the Kentucky Mesonet for Warren County, and expect this temperature to drop throughout the day. The KYTC District 3 has even said “We are currently unable to treat our roads because of rain.” We expect rain to pick up across Warren County and south central Kentucky and for many traveling headaches to occur. We do not want to hype of this event as stated in blogs before, but we want to keep you informed and safe. Roads will become slick this afternoon into the evening hours and that is our main concern.
Below is a live radar image at 9:32 CST.
We will continue to monitor this on social media today and keep you informed.
Today: Rain and freezing rain until 5 pm mixing with sleet after 5pm. ROADS WILL BE SLICK. High 35 degrees with possible ice accumulations around 0.1 of an inch.
Tonight: Wintry mix possible with snow, freezing rain, and sleet throughout the early morning hours. Mostly cloudy skies with a low around 23.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny with a high near 30 with a north wind at 7 to 9 mph.
From StormCenter 12, I’m Andrew Dockery.
Good Afternoon Everyone!
We have a VERY active and COLD period coming to the state beginning Thursday Night with Rain expected to developed. As an Arctic Cold front (Canadian air) sweeps into the area, temperatures are expected to drop and change Rain to Freezing Rain. Freezing Rain is ICE and it freezes on contact. The above image from the Weather Prediction Center places Southern and Western Kentucky in a MODERATE (40% or 4 out of 10 chance) to HIGH Risk (70% or 7 out of 10) of Freezing Rain in EXCESS of a quarter of an inch (.25). This type of precipitation is the worst thing to happen as it causes power outages and slick roadways. Now is the time to prepare and have a winter preparedness kit such as batteries, flashlights, prescribed medicine and foods that will not spoil if left out.
I WANT TO STRESS! We are just telling you what we see! There is no hype involved here. Just COLD hard facts. Also, A lot can CHANGE and will over the next 24 hours so please Stay Tuned! Here is your forecast:
Today: Mostly Cloudy, High 71.South wind 10-15.
Tonight. Warmer with a good chance of Showers. Low 61. Winds South at 10-15.
Tomorrow: Rain. High 62.
Stay Tuned! Stay Alert! Stay Prepared!
From Storm Center 12 I am Jeremy Pendley…..
Our temperatures have been slightly above normal for this time of year, and that warming trend is going to continue over the next couple of days. Today we are going to see highs in the mid-60s across most of the Bowling Green area. Tomorrow we may even reach 70. That is all going to change, though. There is another cold front expected to move through Thursday night into Friday. That system could potentially bring with it some rain along with freezing rain, sleet, or even light snow, and temperatures are going to take a major drop. After that front moves through we are going to be seeing highs back down into the 30s and 40s once again. So, get out and enjoy the warmer weather, because it is going to be short-lived.
This map shows that our local temperatures as well as temperatures across the region are forecasted to be 10-20 degrees above normal today.
Today: Cloudy skies in the morning becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon, a high near 64°, and winds out of the south at around 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies, a slight chance of a stray shower, a low near 55°, and winds out of the south at around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy skies, a 30% chance of a shower, a high near 69°, and winds out of the SSW at around 15 mph.
Have a great day!
Today marks the beginning of a warm up that will continue into late this week. By Wednesday we will be seeing temperatures in the middle 60′s. But that will not last as a powerful cold front will make its way toward our area on Thursday and Friday causing temperatures crash down into the 30′s for highs. This cold front looks to have enough energy associated with it to bring a chance of snow. Right now it is too early to tell anything about accumulations, but we will continue monitoring it as the week goes on and bring you more information as we get closer to the weekend.
But for today it looks like we will see cloudy skies with the occasional ray of sunshine breaking through, and temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 50′s across the region. Some locations could even break the 60° mark!
Here is your Forecast:
Today: Partly sunny, with a high of 56°, winds light and variable
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, low 45°, south wind at 5 mph
Tomorrow: Partly sunny with a high of 65° winds 5-15 mph
Have a Great Day!