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Another Shot Of Frigid Air

This Afternoon – Increasing Clouds; Flying Flurries – High 42˚ / Tonight – Cloudy – Low 17˚

Cloud cover has had a torrid time filtering into the area today, which is good news, temperature wise.  Highs have already topped 40˚!  It’s not been the greatest news for us here at Wx Or Not, however, considering our high temperature forecast was in the lower 30s.  Can you say…

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…BUSTED!?!

If you’re a regular reader, you know that when we get the forecast wrong, we always own up to it.  Today is no different.  Plentiful amounts of sunshine and the cold front passing to our south later than expected is the cause for the mercury climbing significantly higher than forecast this morning.

Anyway… a mix of sun and clouds will be joined by highs in the low 40s this afternoon, with clouds increasing as we get closer to sunset.  Hit and miss snow showers/flurries will be possible from late afternoon through the early part of the night.

Temps will soon begin to slip thanks to the passing of a moisture-deprived cold front.  Overnight lows will bottom out around 17˚.  Values should tumble at/below freezing by 5-6pm.  Combine this with stray, hit & miss snow showers, and there could be a few slick spots on the evening commute.  Drive carefully.

As far as accumulations are concerned…little to nothing is expected.  A few of us may receive a quick dusting, at best.

Friday 2/27 – Partly Sunny; Cold – High 27° / Fri Night – Cloudier – Low 15°

High pressure will situate right over south central Kentucky on Friday. We’ll feel the effect of its origin in Canada, as temps remain well below freezing for the entire day. A mix of sun and clouds can be expected, however, the sun won’t provide much comfort, as afternoon highs only top out ~25°.  The temperature model below is valid for 3pm Friday, and aligns well with the forecast.

4km NAM Temp Model Valid 3pm Friday - WeatherBELL

4km NAM Temp Model Valid 3pm Friday – WeatherBELL

Friday night will bring a few more clouds into the region which will help prevent temperatures from really bottoming out. However, bundle up if you’re out and about because lows will still drop into the mid teens.

Saturday 2/28 – Partly Cloudy – High 37° / Sat Night – Cloudy – Low 30°

A warming trend looks to begin Saturday, thanks to the area of high pressure tracking east of the area. This will cause surface flow to turn southerly. Under partly cloudy skies, high temps should top out around 37°. Hey, that’s better than what we’ve had.

Saturday night, cloud cover will increase, which will be accompanied by a mild low ~30°, thanks to the cloud cover.

Clouds will become more abundant on Sunday, as temps catapult to the upper 40s.  This will be in response to our next weather maker that looks to bring showers and storms to the area Sunday night – Tuesday. Nothing is written in stone, but highs early next week look to flirt with 60˚.  It looks as though signs of spring may be on the horizon…

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That’ll be all for the afternoon blog update. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for the latest real-time weather info.

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Blah Bowling Green Weather

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:


Today 2/26 – Cool; PM Snow/Rain Showers – High 33° / Tonight – Partly Cloudy; Flurries – Low 17°

Last night’s snow event stayed just to the southeast of Bowling Green, lining up very well with the forecast. Reports ranging from a dusting up to 1.5″ came in from Allen & Barren County.  Speaking of Allen County…

We’ll be stuck under the influence of northwest flow aloft for today, which will help keep those temps down some. Rays of sunshine early will give way to increasing clouds by mid morning. Afternoon highs will struggle to reach the lower 30s under partly cloudy skies.

A piece of energy will move into the region from the north during the early afternoon. This could provide enough lift to produce some scattered snow and rain showers from time to time.

As of now, these don’t look like much of a big deal.  Flying flurries look most plausible, however, we can’t rule out a few stray snow showers.  Accumulations aren’t likely, however, we can’t rule out a sporadic coating with this system.

The 4km NAM simulated radar model below is valid for 4pm this afternoon, and favors the idea of light snow activity over the region:

Hi Res NAM Simulated Radar - Valid This Afternoon - WeatherBELL Analytics

Hi Res NAM Simulated Radar – Valid 4pm Thursday – WeatherBELL Analytics

Partly cloudy skies will return tonight, and we’ll keep a few isolated flurries here and there. Temperatures will drop fairly quick into the mid to upper teens across the region, If a few more clouds move out, then temperatures will likely drop lower than expected.

Friday 2/27 – Partly Cloudy; Cold – High 25° / Fri Night – Cloudier – Low 15°

High pressure will move south out of Canada and into south central Kentucky on Friday. And yes, we’ll feel the effect of its origin, as temps remain well below freezing for the entire day. Some partly cloudy skies can be expected, but overall the sun won’t provide much comfort as afternoon highs reach only 25°.

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*Me*       h/t thehomeplanet.org

Friday night will bring a few more clouds into the region which will help prevent temperatures from really bottoming out. However, bundle up if you’re out and about because lows will still drop into the mid teens.

Saturday 2/28 – Partly Cloudy – High 37° / Sat Night – Cloudy – Low 31°

We’ll see somewhat of a warming trend begin Saturday, thanks to that high pressure system moving to our east. This will cause our surface flow to turn a bit more southerly. Under partly cloudy skies, the high will reach a steamy 37°. No, not the warmest, but we’ll take what we can get.

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When will it ever end!?!

Saturday night will bring cloudy skies to the region and a mild low of 31°, thanks to the cloud cover.

The beginning of next week is beginning to look very warm compared to the conditions we’ve been seeing. Clouds will become more abundant on Sunday, as temps catapult to the upper 40s.

This will be in response to our next weather maker that looks to bring showers and storms to the area Sunday night – Tuesday.  The details are far from being ironed out, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it. It looks as though signs of spring may be on the horizon.

That should wrap up this blog post. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for the latest Bowling Green weather information.

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Snow Chances Tonight & Thursday

**Winter Weather Advisory from 6pm this evening through 6am Thursday for Allen & Barren County**

This Afternoon – Cloudy – High 39˚ / Tonight – Scat’d Snow Showers – Low 26˚

Cloud cover will hang around this afternoon, ahead of our next weather maker that will move in tonight.  A low pressure system will progress across the Gulf States, then head northeast along the East Coast. This will create the potential for scattered snow showers across south central Kentucky…

NAM Model Valid 9pm - WeatherBELL

NAM Model Valid 9pm – WeatherBELL

The following HRRR simulated radar model loops hourly from 8pm tonight through 2am Thursday morning.  It should give you an idea of how the snow may behave:

HRRR Simulated Radar Model Valid 8pm - 2am tonight - WeatherBELL

HRRR Simulated Radar Model Valid 8pm – 2am tonight – WeatherBELL

Minor accumulations will be possible with this event.  A dusting to 1/2″ seems reasonable, if anything at all.  A few of us could potentially see 1+”.  The most likely scenario for accumulating snow will be across the southeast tier of the area (Allen & Barren County), where a winter weather advisory will be in effect from 6pm tonight until 6am Thursday.

With the timing of this event, one must be weary of the potential for slick roadways.  Even though significant snow is not anticipated, light snow can still create slippery conditions…

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Temperatures will fall below freezing as scattered snow showers move through, meaning anything that falls will stick.  If you’re traveling tonight into early Thursday morning, be cautious.

Thu 2/26 – Scat’d Rain/Snow Showers; Cloudy – High 34˚ / Thu Night – Mostly Cloudy – Low 15˚

A moisture-starved cold front will approach the region from the northwest on Thursday, passing to our south during the afternoon.  This boundary will bring a round of hit and miss ran/snow showers to the area, with no accumulation expected.

Although we may not feel much impact from the vastly scattered rain/snow showers, we’ll definitely feel the cold shot that’ll follow.  After climbing to the 30s these past few days, Friday will be no bueno.

Fri 2/27 – Mostly Sunny – High 25˚ / Fri Night – Cloudy – Low 17˚

Rays of sunshine will reclaim the sky as we wrap up the work week, but that won’t stop south central Kentucky from suffering through another round of Arctic air.  Northerly winds will have temperatures struggling to reach the mid 20s by late afternoon.

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There is relief on the horizon.  Our flow will turn southerly at the start of the weekend, combining with partly sunny skies to send temps into the upper 30s Saturday afternoon.  Our next weather maker will move in late Sunday, with southerly flow really amping up ahead of it.  This will sling temp readings to around 50˚!

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That will be all for the afternoon update.  As always, stay in touch with @WxOrNotBG & @WarrenCountyWx for the latest weather info.  Have a great night, and stay safe!  Thanks for reading.

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