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Cold Bowling Green Weather is on its way

Real-time Bowling Green Weather Radar


Yesterday’s Weather

As the past few days have been, yesterday Bowling Green Weather was fairly gloomy and just “bleh”. Clouds stuck around all day, and by the evening, rain slowly began making its way into the region, and the rain is still falling in the region. BLEH. This was also proven by the fact that our high of 46°F was hit at 11:59 pm. Weird day.

Yesterday's climate report. h/t NWS Louisville

Yesterday’s climate report. h/t NWS Louisville


Forecast Summary

Today: Mostly cloudy, with rainfall before noon. Highs around 49°F. Overnight, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies, with lows around 33°F.

  • Bus stop: ☁️/🌧 47°F
  • Lunch hour: ☁️/🌧 48°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 49°F
  • Evening time: ☁️ 46°F

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies early, with clouds increasing throughout the day. Highs around 46°F. Overnight, look for a chance of a rain/snow mix. Lows around 31°F. 

  • Bus stop: 🌤 33°F
  • Lunch hour: ⛅️ 40°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 46°F
  • Evening time: ☁️ 41°F

Thursday: Snow showers possible early, with skies becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 37°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies, with lows around 22°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌧/🌨 33°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌨/☁️ 35°F
  • School is out: ⛅️ 37°F
  • Evening time: 🌤 32°F

Discussion

Well, this forecast is kinda-sort-not-too-interesting!

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

The most interesting this about this forecast is that cold air is about to smack Bowling Green Weather right in its face! We haven’t seen cold like the cold we’ll see at the end of the week since last winter!

Going outside later this week like: h/t giphy.com

Going outside later this week like:
h/t giphy.com

The basic set up heading into that features a couple of initial systems. Today, we are being impacted by a shortwave trough that is propagating north-northeastward through out region, and is providing ample lift and moisture to give us some nice rainfall. The heaviest rainfall axis set up just to our west, which makes sense because the low propagated right near us.

The low pressure system is tracking near the region. h/t COD Weather

The low pressure system is tracking near the region. h/t COD Weather

The precipitation since midnight across the state. Higher totals are to our west, but we've seen some good precip! h/t KY Mesonet

The precipitation since midnight across the state. Higher totals are to our west, but we’ve seen some good precip! h/t KY Mesonet

As we head into Wednesday, two things will be happening. A cold, Canadian cold front will begin to knock on our door right as another trough begins to move towards the region. The trough is forecast to move towards us before the surface front gets here, but it’ll be close. Because of that, there is a window of opportunity for some snowfall tomorrow night/early Thursday morning.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

It will be tough, as once that cold front comes through, moisture will be leaving the region very quickly as a cold and dry airmass moves in. However, we could see our first small snowfall of the year nevertheless!

The temps are gonna be cutting it close, but there is a chance for snow Wed. night/Thur. morning! Also note: cold air on our doorstep. h/t pivotalweather.com

The temps are gonna be cutting it close, but there is a chance for snow Wed. night/Thur. morning! Also note: cold air on our doorstep. h/t pivotalweather.com

Snowfall is a possibility on Thursday morning. The NAM model thinks so! h/t pivotalweather.com

Snowfall is a possibility on Thursday morning. The NAM model thinks so! h/t pivotalweather.com

By Thursday afternoon and overnight, it will have become very cold. Temperatures likely won’t get out of the upper 30s on Thursday, with temps falling well into the lower 20s for lows on Thursday night. Cold air has quickly built to our north in Alaska and western Canada. We now have easy access to that going forward this month, and likely next as well. The pattern over the next few weeks looks fairly active, so be ready for a warm/cold back and forth pattern.


Today’s Key Points

  • The cold is coming
  • Rain exits this afternoon; remains cloudy
  • Clouds increase tomorrow as precip approaches
  • Chance of snowfall Wednesday night
  • COLD Thursday-Saturday

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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Bowling Green Weather Gets…Possibly Wintry?

Real-time Bowling Green Weather Radar


Yesterday’s Weather

I call what fell yesterday “aggressive mist”. More of a nuisance than anything else, especially if you were walking outside. Oh, and it was chilly, which made it even worse. But Bowling Green did get around a tenth of an inch of rain out out of it, so all and all not too terrible.

Rainfall totals from yesterday. (Kentucky Mesonet)

Rainfall totals from yesterday. (Kentucky Mesonet)


Forecast Summary

Today: Cloudy with a very slight chance of rain late in the day with a high right near 50ºF. Rain likely during the evening and overnight with a low hovering a bit below 50ºF.

  • Bus stop: ☁️ 43°F
  • Lunch hour: ☁️ 49°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 50°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 48°F

Tomorrow: Rain continues through the morning hours before tapering by midday, high around 53ºF. Mostly cloudy at night, low dropping to near 35º.

  • Bus stop: 🌧 49°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧 50°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 52°F
  • Evening time: ☁️ 40°F

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and cool, with a high topping out around 45ºF. At night, another chance of rain with even…maybe…some snow mixing in. Low around 32ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌥 39°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌥 43°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 44°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 35°F

Forecast Discussion

Yes, I said it. I said the word that has the power to clear out entire grocery stores, but rest assured, that won’t be happening here, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

We’ll spend most of today in between systems, keeping the day cloudy and just kind of cool.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

But, our next system will be on the approach and will finally arrive in the evening, throwing some more of the wet stuff our way.

Hi-res NAM, valid this evening at 6pm. Notice the rain approaching. (Pivotal Weather)

Hi-res NAM, valid this evening at 6pm. Notice the rain approaching. (Pivotal Weather)

And that rain will stick with us through at least the early half of our day on Tuesday. But, of course, another system is waiting in the wings and this one has a little bit more in the way of cold air to work with as we head towards Wednesday and especially Wednesday night. Clouds will thicken as the system moves toward us on Wednesday and will begin to impact us during the overnight.

NAM temperatures valid for Thursday at 3am. Look at those chilly temps creeping in. (Pivotal Weather)

NAM temperatures valid for Thursday at 3am. Look at those chilly temps creeping in. (Pivotal Weather)

Notice those lower 30s headed in our direction but notice how the surface in Bowling Green is still above freezing. Now, there is the possibility of precipitation as this system moves overhead Wednesday night.

NAM Simulated Radar, valid Thursday at 3am...yeah, some of this could be light snow. (Pivotal Weather)

NAM Simulated Radar, valid Thursday at 3am…yeah, some of this could be light snow. (Pivotal Weather)

I mean, it’s not a lot of precipitation but the potential is there for a little bit of snow mixing in with the light rain. Of course with ground temperatures so warm, none of this will stick and outside of just some wet roads, there will be no great impact on travel. But the potential is there to see a couple of flakes fly. Emphasis on “a couple”.


Extended Outlook

Yep, the temperatures in the medium-range look to be quite chilly. In fact, some of the data is indicating temperatures dipping below 20ºF late Thursday night…brrr!

Fargo gif? Still fits! (Giphy)

Fargo gif? Still fits! (Giphy)

We still have a few days to watch that so…stay tuned!

 

That just about does it for me! 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. Hope you have a terrific Monday!

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Bowling Green Weather Turns Wet and Cold

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Yesterday’s Weather

So yeah, not much in the way of sunshine yesterday. We only warmed up into the mid-40s thanks to the clouds and I wouldn’t expect that trend to change very much over the next few days.

Yesterday's Climate Summary (NWS Louisville)

Yesterday’s Climate Summary (NWS Louisville)


Forecast Summary

Today: Cloudy with a chance of rain during the day with a high right near 50ºF. Rain tapering off in the evening and patchy fog possible late with a low only around 40ºF.

  • Wake up:  🌧 42°F
  • Lunchtime: 🌧 49°F
  • Evening: ☁️  43°F

Tomorrow: Cloudy with patchy fog early with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High around 51ºF.  At night, rain likely with a low around 45ºF.

  • Bus stop: ☁️ 41°F
  • Lunch hour: ☁️ 48°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 50°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 47°F

Tuesday: Chance of rain early, with the rain lessening by midday. High around 55ºF. Nighttime lows around 35ºF with mostly cloudy skies.

  • Bus stop: 🌧 41°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧 50°F
  • School is out: ☁️ 53°F
  • Evening time: ☁️ 53°F

Forecast Discussion

Oh yes, some more rain we really, really need.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

After a mostly dry first half of the weekend, the back half looks kind of rainy and nasty. One system moved in during the overnight and will be with us through at least early today with isolated showers through this afternoon.

Hi-Res NAM valid for 3pm this afternoon. Notice the system leaving the area. (Pivotal Weather)

Hi-Res NAM valid for 3pm this afternoon. Notice the system leaving the area. (Pivotal Weather)

When not raining, we’ll remain socked in with clouds. There is the possibility of some patchy fog in areas that received the most rain during the day today. Monday also remains cloudy as another system heads for the area. The system will arrive tomorrow evening and provide us with some more well-needed rain.

Hi-Res NAM simulated radar valid tomorrow evening at 6pm. Yet another system approaches. (Pivotal Weather)

Hi-Res NAM simulated radar valid tomorrow evening at 6pm. Yet another system approaches. (Pivotal Weather)

With a bit more warmth, there’s a small chance at some thunder as well but nothing major. This system should be with us through early on Tuesday but we’re not done yet. Another system looks to begin impacting the region midweek and this one looks…interesting. But that’s all I’ve got for ya now!

I find it...well, Eddie? (Giphy)

I find it…well, Eddie? (Giphy)


Extended Outlook

After our midweek system, our weather looks to take a turn for the much cooler. I’m talking highs struggling to reach 30ºF by the end of the week. Brrrr! But we’ve got a few days to watch it yet, stay tuned!

For once, the Fargo gif fits! (Giphy)

For once, the Fargo gif fits! (Giphy)

 

That just about does it for me! 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. Hope you have a terrific Sunday!

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