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Relief is in Sight For Bowling Green Weather

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Yesterday’s Weather

I know that this is basically a big game of weather Bingo, and that everyone has already one. But, yesterday was hot again. If you could win the lottery in hot and humid days, I think we would have won by now. Highs topped out in the lower 90s, but with dewpoints as high as they were, it felt terrible outside.

Yesterday's climate report. h/t NWS Louisville

Yesterday’s climate report. h/t NWS Louisville


Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy. Highs around 92°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies, with lows around 70°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  73°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  90°F
  • School is out: 🌤  92°F
  • Evening time: 🌤  89°F

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, with isolated showers/storms near the evening. Highs around 89°F. Overnight, look for showers early, with partly to mostly cloudy skies developing. Lows around 68°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  71°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  87°F
  • School is out: ⛅️  89°F
  • Evening time: 🌥/iso’t 🌧  85°F

Thursday: Partly cloudy and amazing. Highs only reaching 83°F. Overnight, look for skies to clear out, with lows around 58°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  70°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  80°F
  • School is out: ☀️  83°F
  • Evening time: ☀️  77°F
  • WKU Kickoff (7 PM): ☀️  74°F

Discussion

I am really, really excited about the end of this week for weather.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

It has been so hot recently that even just shots of cooler weather get me excited for Fall. The atmospheric pattern is looking to become fairly amplified over the next few days, as a deep trough develops across the Pacific Northwest and western US. The ridge that has been keeping us so hot looks to be moving westward and weakening with time, allowing for a trough to dig around a ridge setting up across the northern Great Plains region.

The end goal is a fairly deep trough set up across the region by Thursday night., and we should see that. Cooler weather will be associated with it. h/t pivotalweather.com

The end goal is a fairly deep trough set up across the region by Thursday night., and we should see that. Cooler weather will be associated with it. h/t pivotalweather.com

This is setting us up well for a nice cool down. Today, what is left of the ridge that was previously so dominant will be propagating through the region, bringing another day of fairly intense heat to the region.

The NAM keeps the mid-level ridge across the region into this afternoon, but weakens it thereafter. h/t pivotalweather.com

The NAM keeps the mid-level ridge across the region into this afternoon, but weakens it thereafter. h/t pivotalweather.com

I don’t think we’ll see any relief in the form of showers or thunderstorms, so expect highs to reach the lower 90s. Combine that with dewpoints in the 70s, and today is gonna feel awful again.

h/t giphy

h/t giphy

Overnight tonight, look for mostly clear skies across the region, with lows in the lower 70s. Tomorrow is when stuff begins to get interesting.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

The trough over the west coast will begin to dig in deep, and will further amplify the ridge of high pressure to our west across the northern Great Plains. As a sharp shortwave trough rounds the apex of the ridge, it will begin to force a deep trough to form, and move southeastward across the eastern US.

The evolution of the mid-level flow across the US on Wednesday. A trough really develops by the end and takes aim at SoKY. h/t pivotalweather.com

The evolution of the mid-level flow across the US on Wednesday. A trough really develops by the end and takes aim at SoKY. h/t pivotalweather.com

Essentially, this will be the point of relief during the last week days. One last day of heat will be tomorrow, as highs get into the upper 80s with increasing clouds throughout the day. I can’t rule out and isolated shower/storm as the trough approaches us on Wednesday evening/night, but I don’t think it will be widespread.

Temperatures on the hi-res NAM for Wednesday afternoon. h/t pivotalweather.com

Temperatures on the hi-res NAM for Wednesday afternoon. h/t pivotalweather.com

Overnight, look for mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers, with lows in the upper 60s.

Thursday is the day we will finally see relief!

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

I am very excited about it. We will be firmly entrenched within the trough’s grip, leading to cooler temps, lower dewpoints and sunny skies! The walk to classes on Thursday shouldn’t be too bad for anyone on Campus, as highs look to reach the lower 80s with lowering dewpoints through the day.

The NAM is anticipating great temperatures for your day on Thursday! h/t pivotalweather.com

The NAM is anticipating great temperatures for your day on Thursday! h/t pivotalweather.com

Overnight, look for clear skies, with lows in the upper 50s.


Extended Outlook

The extended is a bit tough to analyze right now because the pattern is looking to become a bit more active, even if we don’t see that in the form of troughs over the next week or so. The trough that looks to affect us on Friday will likely be out of here by Sunday, leaving room for a ridge to build in across the region. Beyond that, it is tough to say, because the positioning of a strong ridge will be one of the drivers of our weather.


Thats all I have for ya! Thanks for checking into WxOrNotBG this morning, and be sure to follow@WxOrNotBG and @WKUweather on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest Bowling Green Weather information. Have a great day folks!

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Hot Bowling Green Weather…Relief in Sight?

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:


Yesterday’s Weather

Yesterday’s weather was definitely on the steamy side of things. Portions of Bowling Green saw heavy rain during the afternoon, while other places didn’t see any rain at all! According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature was 95°, which is 7° above our normal high of 88°. 0.40″ of rain fell at the airport, bringing our year-to-date precipitation value up to 37.92″!


Forecast Summary

Today: Hot and humid. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms possible. Highs will be around 91°. Partly cloudy skies overnight with a low around 73°.

  • Waking Up: 🌤  72°
  • Lunch Time: 🌤  87°
  • School’s Out: 🌤 ⛈  91°
  • Evening: 🌤 ⛈  86°

Tuesday: Hot, with humidity decreasing. Partly cloudy skies likely. Highs will be around 90°. Partly cloudy skies continue overnight with a low around 70°.

  • Waking Up: 🌤 74°
  • Lunch Time: 🌤 87°
  • School’s Out: 🌤 90°
  • Evening: 🌤 86°

Wednesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs will be around 88°. Cloudy skies develop overnight with a low around 70°.

  • Waking Up: 🌤 71°
  • Lunch Time: 🌤 84°
  • School’s Out: 🌤 ⛈ 88°
  • Evening: 🌤 ⛈ 82°

Forecast Discussion

Hot and humid will be the storyline in today’s weather. It’s pretty disgusting to be quite honest with you. The hot and humid weather is all due in part to a big ridge parked across the region. We’ll need this ridge to break down if we want any relief from the heat.

Due to the few showers and storms we saw across the region yesterday, I can’t completely throw out rainfall chances today, even though conditions synoptically aren’t conducive to storm development. Storms yesterday may have thrown out some boundaries that storms may fire along today. Hi-res models aren’t overly impressed with our chances.

HRRR Model Forecast Radar Imagery - Valid 4 PM - College of DuPage

HRRR Model Forecast Radar Imagery – Valid 4 PM – College of DuPage

If any storms do form, they’ll contain heavy rainfall, vivid lightning, and gusty downdraft winds. Storms should decrease in coverage and intensity during the overnight hours.

Another hot day is on tap for Tuesday. However, the humidity will begin to decrease due to lower dew point temperatures, as well as lower Precipitable Water values. It’ll still be hot, but this will make it a hair less muggy. No rainfall is expected at this time as well, so not a terrible forecast, right?

We begin to see the first signs of that ridge beginning to break down on Wednesday morning. The ridge will basically amplify to the west of the region, leading to northwesterly flow across much of the Ohio Valley. This will provide some slight relief from the heat, as well as a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms once again. Highs will likely be below 90 for the first time in over a week!


Long Term Outlook

Okay, so this isn’t quite a “long” term outlook, this is more of a “rest of the week” outlook, mainly because I want to be the bearer of good news! A trough is expected to develop across the Ohio Valley, leading to at or below normal temperatures across the region on Friday and Saturday!

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WKUweather for the latest Bowling Green weather information. Have a great day!

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Heat and Storms Dominate Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Bowling Green Weather Radar


 Yesterday’s Weather

Yesterday was another summertime day. We saw storms go up to our north, south, and east, and we ended up with no rain. Is the BG Bubble back? I’m not sure. However, there is a chance that it has returned.

Yesterday's climate report. h/t NWS Louisville

Yesterday’s climate report. h/t NWS Louisville


Forecast Summary

Today: Scattered thunderstorms, with highs around 92°F. Overnight, look for partly cloudy skies to develop, with lows around 73°F.

  • Wake up: 🌤  72°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤/⛈  90°F
  • Evening time: 🌤/⛈  89°F

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, with isolated thunderstorms. Highs around 91°F. Overnight, look for most clear skies to develop, with lows around 72°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  74°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  89°F
  • School is out: 🌤/⛈  91°F
  • Evening time: 🌤/⛈  88°F

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with an isolated storm possible. Highs around 89°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear to partly cloudy skies to develop, with lows around 68°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  73°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  86°F
  • School is out: 🌤/⛈  89°F
  • Evening time: 🌤  87°F

Discussion

Well, very similar to past several days, the weather over the next few days will again be hot, humid and potentially stormy.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

Looking at today’s forecast, we are looking at a higher threat for thunderstorms than the previous few days. We are sitting on the western portion of the ridge of high pressure, providing us with plenty of moisture to work with across the region as southeasterly flow in the mid-levels streams moisture into the region.

The NAM showing the southeasterly flow across the region with respect to the ridge. h/t pivotalweather.com

The NAM showing the southeasterly flow across the region with respect to the ridge. h/t pivotalweather.com

This will allow for thunderstorms to fire off this afternoon and evening, producing heavy rainfall in a moisture rich and fairly unstable environment. Lightning will also be a threat with these thunderstorms.

One of the high resolution models showing plenty of thunderstorms across the region this afternoon. h/t http://wrf.nssl.noaa.gov//newsite

One of the high resolution models showing plenty of thunderstorms across the region this afternoon. h/t http://wrf.nssl.noaa.gov//newsite

Highs this afternoon will end up in the lower 90s. Overnight tonight, look for mostly clear skies to develop after the storms die down. Lows in the mid 70s.

To start your workweek on Monday and Tuesday, the weather looks to be about the same. The ridge looks to begin weakening as its center begins to expand westward again.

The center of the ridge sitting right over us should keep storms at an isolated level. h/t pivotalweather.com

The center of the ridge sitting right over us should keep storms at an isolated level. h/t pivotalweather.com

This weakening trend will let temperatures relax a bit, but with the center of it expanding (relatively) westward again, expect the thunderstorm threat to decrease as well. Additionally, a trough should be developing across the eastern US by Tuesday afternoon, and this will begin to lead towards cooler weather this week.

The NAM shows the potential for a trough to develop across the eastern US. h/t pivotalweather.com

The NAM shows the potential for a trough to develop across the eastern US. h/t pivotalweather.com

Highs on both days will end up in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Look for overnight conditions to remain similar, but seeing mid 70s for lows on Monday night and upper 60s for lows on Tuesday night.


Extended Outlook

That trough I mentioned above looks as if it is gaining a bit of ground in the models, as the guidance shows a trough developing across the eastern US by Wednesday. This should cool us down for a bit, before another ridge develops.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com


Thats all I have for ya! Thanks for checking into WxOrNotBG this morning, and be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WKUweather on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest Bowling Green Weather information. Have a great day folks!

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