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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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More Rain In The Weekend Forecast

Real-Time Weather Radar:


Today 7/3 – Mostly Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 80 / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – Low 67

Good Morning and TGIF! We’ve been stuck in a soggy forecast for a while with hit-and-miss showers/storms, and it doesn’t look to change much for the Holiday weekend. We may catch a break on Saturday, just in time for all the cookouts and outdoor events – but we’ll talk a bit about that more in a second.

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A lingering low pressure system is going to result in scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day today and into tonight. If you do get out, don’t forget your umbrella, rain boots, rain coat, row boat…you get the picture.

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Surface pressure valid 1pm Friday (owxdata.com)

Yesterday Bowling Green received approximately 1.75 inches of rain (Kentucky Mesonet) and new rain totals today are estimated to be around half an inch. A few locations impacted by storms could see more. We’ll still be hovering around 80 degrees for the high temperature, so it will feel comfortable despite the rain.

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 Saturday 7/4 – Partly Cloudy; Chance of Afternoon Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 82 / Saturday Night – Partly Cloudy; Chance of Scat’d Showers – Low 68

I know you all are wondering – is it going to rain on Saturday? Current models suggest slight rain chances in the afternoon hours as another low pressure system moves across Tennessee. We could see a little rain along the edge of the system throughout the evening. The majority of the day looks to be pretty great, though, with high temperatures in the low 80s and maybe a little sun peeking through.

Simulated Radar

Simulated Radar valid 7pm Saturday (weather.cod.edu)

Simulated radar for Saturday night shows some light showers south of the area. As hi-resolution model data becomes available for Saturday, we’ll have a better idea of the amount and timing of any potential rain showers. Hopefully your fireworks won’t be rained out!

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Sunday 7/5 – Partly Sunny; Isol’d Afternoon Storms – High 84 / Sunday Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 70

Sunday should be relatively calm with partly sunny skies and a chance for the typical pop-up thunderstorms in the afternoon hours. High temperatures will remain below average on Sunday but will be on the rise Monday and Tuesday. It looks to be a great finish to a three day weekend!

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Rainy Weather Continues to Stick around

Real-Time Weather Radar:


**Flash Flood Watch for Warren & bordering counties thru 7am Friday**

Today – Cloudy; Showers & Storms – High 80˚ / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy; Showers & Storms – Low 70˚

Howdy, south central Kentucky! Unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast for today and tonight. The cloudy skies and rain will keep temperatures relatively cool with highs near 80. Hey, I’ll take anything under 90˚ in the summer. Rain totals are increasing and flash flooding could become an issue, so please be cautious on the roads!

Our best chance at rainfall will be thru the morning hours of today, thanks to a passing complex (blob) of showers and storms. We should see a lull in the wet stuff by early afternoon, with scattered redevelopment expected over the area between mid afternoon and early evening (3 – 8pm).

WPC Surface Map via NOAA, Valid 1PM 

For the overnight, temperatures will remain moderate, with lows near 70˚ under mostly cloudy skies. Yes, rain chances will continue, but should stop before before midnight. I would definitely bring an umbrella with you, but hopefully you won’t need it all night!

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Friday – Cloudy; Showers & Storms – High 78˚ / Friday Night – Mostly Cloudy; Sct’d Showers –  Low 69˚

Welp. I’m sure y’all guessed it, but there’s more rain in the forecast. Again. Friday looks to be pretty wet, so bring an umbrella or rain jacket with you. However, some good news, temperatures will be pleasant with highs in the upper 70’s under cloudy skies.

WPC Surface Map via NOAA, Valid 7 AM

For the evening, it looks like the start to this Independence Day weekend will be a wet one. Rain chances will diminish slightly by the evening, but bring an umbrella for sure! Lows will be in the upper 60’s under mostly cloudy skies. So, in other words, Thursday and Friday look to be kinda yucky, but there’s still hope! Saturday looks to be slightly less yucky… maybe.

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Saturday – Mostly Cloudy; Showers & Storms – High 80˚ / Saturday Night – Mostly Cloudy; Sct’d Showers –  Low 68˚

Happy 4th of July, everybody! Saturday doesn’t seem to be as much of a washout as previous days, so keep your fingers crossed! Again, temperatures will be reasonable with highs near 80 under mostly cloudy skies. Another warning, there could be a lot of rain in a very short amount of time, so please be careful out there. We don’t need any accidents on this fun-filled weekend!

Rainfall Totals Thru Sunday Morning, Via NOAA

For your fireworks show, the rain chances will be less, but expect scattered showers to remain in the region. Rain and cloudy skies will cause temperatures to remain moderate with lows in the upper 60’s. I’m sure hoping this rain will hold off, so we can all see some awesome fireworks in the evening. Hey, I hear that if you wave an American flag in the air and scream “Go USA,” then all the rain chances disappear….

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Well, that’s it for this forecast! Please be safe and smart through all this rain during the next few days! Go America!


Remember to stay in touch with @WxOrNotBG , @wkuCHAOS, and @WarrenCountyWxfor the latest real-time weather info. Have a wonderful day!

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Stormy Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:


Today, 7/1 – Becoming Mostly Cloudy; Showers & Storms – High 81˚ / Tonight – Showers & Storms – Low 69˚

Good morning, and happy first day of July! The start of the month will definitely be a wet one for Bowling Green weather, with showers and storms expected for the remainder of the week. Sorry you all, I don’t create the weather, I just help forecast it…

We’re looking at mostly cloudy skies, cooler than normal temperatures, and lots of rain. If you’re wanting some solid time to read a book or work on a puzzle, you’ve got it this week. A trough at the jet stream level, along with disturbances rotating through the area, will keep weather conditions wet.

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WPC Surface Map, Valid 1PM Wednesday, via NOAA

As for today, temperatures look as though they’ll make it to around 80° or so. We’ll start out with some peaks of sun, but clouds will be increasing throughout the day. We may see some scattered showers and storms this morning, but our chances for rain will increase after about 1 o’clock, with temperatures decreasing due to the onset of the rain. These showers and storms will continue into the evening and the overnight hours.


Thursday, 7/2 – Cloudy; Showers & Storms – High 79˚ / Thursday Night – Mostly Cloudy; Chance of Storms – Low 69˚

Between Wednesday night and Thursday, some serious rainfall (and flash flooding) may be possible for Bowling Green weather… We’re talking 2 or so inches over south central Kentucky thanks to this system. Thursday seems to be pretty much a washout, with showers and storms expected throughout the entire day.

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Quantitative Precipitation Map, Valid 7PM Wed – 7PM Thurs, via NOAA

Overcast skies and rain will keep temperatures below normal, with highs remaining in the upper 70s! That’s about 10° off the normal high for this time in July. Rain will continue off and on Thursday night, with lows in the upper 60s.


Friday, 7/3 – Showers & Storms – High 79˚ / Friday Night – Mostly Cloudy; Chance of Storms- Low 67˚

Can you kind of predict what I’m about to say…?

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Figured. Showers and storms will continue Friday, with heavier rain in the evening and overnight hours. Temperatures will skate along that 80° mark once again during the day, and drop into the upper 60s Friday night.

A look at the rainfall totals over the next few days is shown below.

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Day 1-3 Quantitative Precipitation Map, via NOAA

This forecast map is valid between 7PM Tuesday night and 7PM Friday night. The majority of this rainfall is from the Wednesday night/Thursday system.

A look at your 4th of July forecast will be coming throughout the next few blog posts, so stay tuned! Sorry if my forecast put a damper on your day…


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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