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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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Wednesday Morning Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:

Today, 4/1 – Sunny – High 73˚ / Tonight – Iso’d Showers – Low 53˚

Good Wednesday morning, Bowling Green! We’ve officially made it to hump day of what has been a beautiful week for Bowling Green weather. Unfortunately, this perfect spring weather will not continue for too much longer; storms and cooler temperatures are in store for the end of the week.

But first, let’s talk about today. Thanks to high pressure, more warm and sunny weather will be gracing us with its presence. So bring out your frisbees, shorts, and hammocks to take a break from school and work, and soak up some sun.

Wed 7AM

WPC Surface Map, Valid 7 AM Wednesday, via NOAA

Or, if you’re just so bogged down from this snowpocalypse of a semester, at least the weather will be nice for your walk between classes or your car ride to work. Temperatures will not be hiking up quite as high they were yesterday (BG reached 79°!), but temperatures in the low-70s are a solid bet. I think I can deal.

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Isolated showers are possible beginning tonight, with temperatures remaining in the 50s.

Thursday, 4/2 – Scattered Storms – High 80˚ / Thursday Night – Thunderstorms Likely – Low 62˚

Strong winds from the southwest will cause temperatures to soar once again on Thursday, with a chance for us to break the 80s mark. While the models are calling for temperatures more in the mid-70s, experience shows that strong southwesterly winds can kill a temperature forecast by many degrees. Therefore, I see the models and will raise them about 5 degrees.


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These strong winds from the south will allow warm, moist arm to be pumped into the region ahead of a cold front advancing from the west. This will create an unstable environment suitable for thunderstorms beginning Thursday; showers and storms will ramp up starting in the evening and continuing into the day Friday.

Thursday 7PM

WPC Surface Map, Valid 7 PM Thursday, via NOAA

As Landon mentioned in Tuesday afternoon’s post, the Storm Prediction Center has included Bowling Green in the enhanced region for storms Thursday. This will not amount to a widespread severe event, however, a chance for damaging winds and/or hail is not out of the question.

Friday, 4/3 – Showers and Storms – High 70˚ / Friday Night – Showers and Storms Ending – Low 37˚

As the cold front takes its time crossing the region, shower and storm chances will continue into Friday. Rain looks to be fairly widespread throughout the day and even into the overnight hours. While more cloud cover is in store for Friday, strong storms are still a possibility. Below is the Quantitative Precipitation Forecast valid from 7 PM Tuesday through 7 PM Friday.


QPF Map, Valid 7 PM Tues – 7 PM Fri, via NOAA

Temperatures will hit right around 70° Friday, before the cold front finally swings through overnight and takes the rain with it. Lows will drop into the upper-30s Friday night, with sunny skies expected to return for our Easter weekend.

As always, stay in touch with @WxOrNotBG , @wkuCHAOS, and @WarrenCountyWx for the latest real-time weather info. Have a great day!

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Beautiful Through Wednesday; Storms Thursday & Friday

This Afternoon – Sunny & Breezy – High 80˚ / Tonight – Clear & Cool – Low 40˚

Well, there’s really not too much to say about our weather this afternoon, besides it being incredibly amazing.  If you have a hammock…yes.  That’s all you need to know.


Sunny skies will accompany highs in the upper 70s (80˚ perhaps?) across south central Kentucky through late afternoon, before plummeting to around 40˚ tonight under clear skies.

Wed 4/1 – Sunny & Beautiful – High 72˚ / Wed Night – Iso’d Showers – Low 55˚

Another amazingly beautiful day.  It will be a perfect day for mowing the lawn, and believe me, I know it’s time to mow.  My yard looks like young forest at the moment, but by the time this week is over, it may look like a jungle.  I’m still getting caught up from vacation, if you couldn’t tell.

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This is possible in my yard right now, except with my dogs playing the role of the cats.

Thu 4/2 – Scat’d Storms – High 81˚ / Thu Night – Showers & Storms Likely – Low 60˚

Southwesterly flow will really amp up across the area on Thursday, which will pump our atmosphere full of warm, moist air.

A cold front will approach from our northwest, with marginal instability parameters ahead of it entertaining the idea of a few linear waves of thunderstorms developing, which will eventually move through the area from late afternoon through early Friday morning.  The NAM 4km simulated radar model below is valid for 7pm Thursday:

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via weatherbell.com

This front will take its sweet time crossing the area, keeping showers and storms in the forecast through the longevity of our Thursday night and Friday.  The most likely time frame for the strongest storms to move through will be from Thursday afternoon into the early morning hours of Friday.

The Storm Prediction Center has included all of south central Kentucky in a marginal risk for severe weather through this time frame.  Although unlikely, we can’t rule out a few cells meeting severe criteria.  The convective outlook from Thursday morning through Friday morning is provided below:

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This is not anticipated to be a widespread event.  The biggest threat with this system will be damaging winds and hail.

That will be all for the afternoon forecast, folks.  As always, stay connected to @WxOrNotBG, @wkuCHAOS and @WarrenCountyWx for the latest real-time weather information.

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Breaking: It Looks Consistently Warm

Today: Mostly sunny. High of 77ºFTonight: Clear. Low of 42ºF.

This is the Kentucky Basketball of weather: its perfect. It is absolutely perfect.

The collective population when they see the forecast. h/t Kentucky Sports Radio

The collective population when they see the forecast. h/t Kentucky Sports Radio

I mean, just look outside. Look at the sun. Actually, don’t do that. But look at the trees! They are all blooming. I am kinda rambling about how wonderful the weather and spring are mainly because the forecast has very little to it. It isn’t that complicated, which is really, really nice.

Forecast highs for today. h/t Weatherbell

Forecast highs for today. h/t Weatherbell

We are looking at mostly sunny skies across not only southern KY, but all of the state. If you are traveling around the state just because you wanna….well, I feel bad for you/am kinda jealous, but you’ll at least have sunny skies to work with. I mean, its gonna be crazy nice. Have I mentioned that enough?

The forecast is easy. This is my reaction. h/t giphy,.com

The forecast is easy. This is my reaction. h/t giphy,.com

Highs will rocket into the mid and upper 70s under the warm spring sun. The Earth has to rotate fully at some point, and when we end up on the non-Sun side, skies will remain clear. Look for temps to drop down into the lower 40s, which is pretty normal this time of year.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 71ºF. Wed. night: Increasing clouds, with isolated showers. Low of 52ºF.

Well, it looks like its gonna be another wonderful day. Also, its gonna be another wonderful day that I have to work on. Every single nice day the past few weeks has been a day that I have had to work on. It is saddening.

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h/t giphy.com

Oh well. Wednesday is basically gonna be a carbon copy of Tuesday as sunny skies will prevail across the land. Look for temps to rise into the lower 70s across the region. It’ll be fantastic.


It just looks so nice out. h/t weatherbell

Ahh, so refreshing. Its like a coke, if weather conditions could be made into a coke flavor. That would probably be tasty. Either way: the weather looks awesome. I don’t know how else to put it. I really don’t. Tonight will be different. Finally. Look for increasing clouds and lows in the lower 50s, with showers becoming a possibility.

Thursday: Different. Showers and partly sunny, with a high of 79ºF. Breezy. Thurs. night: Showers/storms. Low of 60ºF.

All good things must come to a relative end” – Pierce Larkin

Well, I guess you could assume that the weather would stay nice. You an easily assume that. Just don’t. It will lead to bad decisions. You can, do whatever elkes. Just nothing else.

Thursday doesn’t look as sunny, but it does look super warm. You’ll have breezy southwesterly flow, which is why I have highs as high as I do. The NAM warms us up a lot:


Forecast highs for Thursday. h/t weatherbell

I have us in the upper 70s. Some isolated showers/thunderstorms are possible throughout the day, but I see the main threat being overnight. Overnight, we will see rain/storms move into the area, which will keep temps in the low 60s.

Well, that is all I have for you. Be sure to check out @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter for the latest.