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.
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