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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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More Clouds and Rain Showers

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:


Today – Partly Sunny; Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 83˚ / Tonight – Cloudy, Scat’d Showers – Low 67˚

Howdy, Bowling Green! We have finally made it to Friday! The only downside, however, is the “rinse and repeat” forecast of scattered shower & storms that will continue today into the weekend.

Partly sunny skies will be present during the morning, and then scattered showers and storms will take over around noon. Be prepared for scattered showers and thunderstorms to hang around during the evening, as well. Make sure to remember that umbrella and rain jacket!

Forecast of Fronts/Pressure and Weather valid Fri 18Z

WPC Surface Map via NOAA, valid 1 PM

Unfortunately, the dewpoints will be in the upper 60’s to low 70’s, so don’t forget to bring a hairbrush with you because that humidity will be a frizz magnet!

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Saturday – Mostly Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 84˚ / Saturday Night – Cloudy, Scat’d Showers – Low 66˚

Forecast of Fronts/Pressure and Weather valid Sat 12Z

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Unfortunately, this rain will not let up! Mostly cloudy skies will be hanging around during the day and into the evening. This will be thanks to another cold front passes southeast through the region.

This will bring the temperatures down slightly in the evening hours. The highest temperatures will be in the low 80’s, and the lowest temperatures in the mid 60’s. The biggest chance for thunderstorms will be in the afternoon and evening, so again…keep that umbrella close by!

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Sunday – Cloudy; Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 79˚ / Sunday Night – Mostly Cloudy, Scat’d Showers – Low 65˚

I know this might come as a shock, but Sunday looks to be cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. The temperatures will be slightly cooler than previous days, because of the cold front that will push through the area Saturday night.

Highs will be in the upper 70’s and overnight lows in the mid 60’s. As surprising as this sounds, bring an umbrella and rain jacket because showers and thunderstorms are likely for most of the day.

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Don’t forget to bring a shower cap because it looks like there will be plenty of showers going on this weekend! Have a great rest of the work week and continue to stay updated with further forecasts!


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

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More rain in the forecast for Bowling Green

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:


Today – Partly Cloudy; Scat’d showers & storms – High 85˚ / Tonight – Partly Cloudy – Low 68˚

Good Morning! This week has turned out to be rather wet with repetitive storms moving through the area. Almost half an inch of rain was recorded by the Bowling Green Mesonet station yesterday, making a total of 1.5 inches of rain received this week!

NOAA Surface Analysis valid 7am Thursday

We won’t escape from the rain anytime soon. It looks like today will have high chances of scattered showers & storms, due to a weak frontal boundary passing through the region. This front looks to stall out and become somewhat stationary, which will provide hit and miss precipitation for most of the day. Don’t forget your umbrella!

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Friday – Mostly Sunny – High 84˚ / Friday Night – Cloudy; Scattered Showers – Low 70˚

NAM Simulated Reflectivity valid 7pm Friday, courtesy weather.cod.edu

Thank goodness it’s almost Friday! Friday looks to be another rinse & repeat forecast consisting of partly sunny skies and scattered showers & storms. Showers will remain possible overnight, as seen in the simulated reflectivity model above.

Expect that dreadful humidity that we all know and love to hang around, as dewpoints will stretch into the mid 70s for some regions. The sun will tempt you to be outdoors, but don’t be embarrassed to stay in and crank that AC.

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Saturday – Mostly Cloudy; Possible afternoon storms – High 81/ Saturday Night – Mostly Cloudy; Scattered showers – Low 68

No relief from the rain for Saturday either, unfortunately. Another frontal boundary will pass through the region – this time bringing slightly cooler temperatures with it. High temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s. The highest chance for storms looks to be in the afternoon hours and throughout the night.

With all this rain we’ve been having, you might want to invest in a rowboat to get around Bowling Green. Try your best to stay dry and be sure to check back tomorrow with an update in the forecast!

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Severe Threat Increasing

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:


Periods of sunshine has allowed our atmosphere to destabilize, resulting in an increased severe weather threat across the region this afternoon.  The Storm Prediction Center has just issued a mesoscale discussion that includes south central Kentucky, stating that there’s a 60% chance of a severe weather watch being issued over the upcoming hours.  The area of concern is outlined below:

SPC Mesoscale Discussion

SPC Mesoscale Discussion

A parameter we often look at when forecasting the strength of convection is CAPE (think storm energy).  Readings as of 12:45pm over our area sit at ~2,500J/kg, which is more than sufficient to support severe storms…

CAPE Values Valid 12:40 PM - via SPC

CAPE Values Valid 12:40 PM – via SPC

Main threats with any storm that fires in this environment will be damaging winds and hail. Torrential rainfall will also be a concern, with flooding issues not out of the question.  Precipitable water values are amping up over the area, providing plentiful moisture for forcing to work with.

Storms should begin to settle down as we get closer to sunset, with the loss of daytime heating helping to stabilize our conditions.  Until that time comes, please stay weather aware.  We’ll be updating frequently @WxOrNotBG, so stay connected.

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