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Wednesday’s Bowling Green Weather Update

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar

This Afternoon – Increasing Clouds; Sct’d Rain Showers – High 46º / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy; Rain/Snow Mix — Low 32º

3pm 46º – 6pm 40º – 9pm 37º – 12am 35º – 3am 34º – 6am 32º

Mostly sunny conditions kicked off this Thanksgiving Eve as chilly temperatures prevailed today. Highs this afternoon managed to climb into the mid 40’s here in southern Kentucky as the unseasonably cold weather persist.

The remainder of your afternoon and evening will feature increasing cloud cover as a quick hitting clipper system dives into the Commonwealth. Mostly cloudy skies will win out by early evening with scattered rain showers moving into the area shortly after.

As precipitation slides through the heart of the Bluegrass state, colder air will quickly filter in behind the clipper system. This will allow a transition from rain to snow tonight.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather – Valid for Wed 6pm – NOAA

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather – Valid for Wed 6pm – NOAA

The NAM 12z run hints towards a transition from rain-snow around midnight or so.

NAM (12Z) 12km 3-Hour Precipitation – Valid Midnight - WeatherBell

NAM (12Z) 12km 3-Hour Precipitation – Valid Midnight – WeatherBell

Accumulations look meager at best, as warm ground temperatures will cause most snow to melt upon contact. With that being said, when the snow hits, it could be heavy at times.  A dusting of snow seems reasonable on grassy or elevated surfaces through early Thanksgiving morning.  A few of us may get lucky and see more.

If you are traveling tonight, take the extra precaution as a few isolated slick spots will be possible on the roadways. Otherwise, snow tapers off from west to east early tomorrow morning with lows right around the freezing mark.

 Thanksgiving – Partly Sunny; Few AM Flurries – High 40º / Thu Night – Partly Cloudy; Cold – Low 25º

Outside of a few flurries across Bowling Green Thursday morning, our weather will shape up quite nicely for the holiday. The aforementioned system will quickly trek to our east and clear the area by late morning. Clouds will decrease through this period leading to partly sunny skies by the afternoon hours with highs right around 40º.

Partly cloudy conditions hang tough through the overnight period as temperatures dip into the middle 20’s once again. No reason to go outside anyway….just eat and eat some more! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fri – Mostly Sunny; Chilly – High 46º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Cold – Low 39º

Not a whole lot changes by Friday, or should I say, Black Friday. For all your crazy shoppers and bargain hunters out there, the weather looks to cooperate for all the shenanigans. Surface high pressure will build across the Deep South while bringing mostly sunny skies and chilly conditions. Highs will warm back into the middle 40’s by Friday afternoon as the end of the week will mark the beginning of a warming trend.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather – Valid for Fri 6am – NOAA

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather – Valid for Fri 6am – NOAA

Clouds will be on the increase once again by Friday afternoon and evening as mostly cloudy skies will be a good bet by Friday night. Otherwise, look for calm and cold weather as lows dip into the mid 30’s.

That does it for now, folks. Be sure to stay up to date with all your real time Bowling Green weather info @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on twitter. Have a great evening!

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Snow Possible This Evening & Tonight

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

Today 11/26 – Partly Cloudy; Isolated Showers – High 47° / Tonight – Rain & Snow Showers – Low 32°

Today will be pretty good day for travel. We’ll see some partly cloudy skies throughout the day. We’ll even see some warmer air creep into the region in the mid to low levels, allowing for some highs in the upper 40s once again.

We should see an increase in cloud cover during the afternoon hours as a clipper system begins to move into the region. A few showers will also be possible. Below is the NAM model’s interpretation of what radar could look like around 6 PM.

Hi-Res NAM Model Simulated Radar - Valid 6 PM - weatherbell.com

Hi-Res NAM Model Simulated Radar – Valid 6 PM – weatherbell.com

Cold air should move into the upper and mid levels of the atmosphere fairly soon, however surface temperatures should remain fairly warm. Thus, I think we’ll see a mix of rain and snow showers throughout much of the evening and early overnight.

Eventually, this should transition to all snow as surface temperatures cool to around freezing. The snow may be heaviest during the early morning hours on Thanksgiving.

WPC Snow Probability

WPC Snow Probability

As far as accumulations, I don’t think we’ll see too much. Warm surface temperatures should cause most of the snow to melt on contact with the ground. Nevertheless, some elevated surfaces could receive a dusting of snow. The Weather Prediction Center seems to agree. According to them, Bowling Green has a 10-20% chance of seeing 1″ of snow.

Thanksgiving 11/27 – AM Snow Showers; Partly Cloudy – High 39° / Thur Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 23°

Thanksgiving Day will likely start off with some lingering snow showers. The only travel concern should be slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

Moisture will be hard to come by after the morning hours. Thus, it looks like partly cloudy skies will be likely during the afternoon hours. Due to the colder air mass in place, a few flurries may be possible as well. Highs will be in the upper 30s. Now, where’s that turkey?

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

Thursday night will bring partly cloudy skies. This will allow temperatures to drop steadily into the lower 20s, so be sure to bundle up if you’re heading out.

Friday 11/28 – Partly Cloudy – High 42° / Fri Night – Cloudy – Low 36°

A no-worry forecast looks to be in the works on Black Friday, but you can still pretend the weather is bad and stay home with your family. Partly cloudy skies with a high in the low 40s seems likely.

Friday night will bring some clouds to the region, thus the low shouldn’t bottom out like it will on Thursday night. Lows will likely be in the mid 30s.

Thanks for the read! Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for the latest Bowling Green weather information. Have a great day!

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Tuesday Afternoon Weather Update

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

This Afternoon – Mostly Sunny; Chilly – High 48° / Tonight – Partly Cloudy; Cold – Low 26°

3pm 48º – 6pm º41 – 9pm 36º – 12am 33º – 3am 30º – 6am 26º

Good afternoon, we have seen the return of the colder air today as a well defined upper-level trough has centered itself over the eastern U.S.  Surface high pressure will center itself over the Ohio Valley later today and this will keep our weather calm through tomorrow.


Expect partly cloudy skies today and overnight with high temperatures in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Wednesday 11/26– Increasing Clouds; Iso’d PM Showers; Chilly – High 45° / Wed Night –  Cloudy; Rain/Snow Showers – Low 31º

Our weather will become more interesting tomorrow as a clipper system impacts our area.  Clipper systems are defined as areas of low pressure that originate to our northwest in Canada and move southeast into the U.S. An area of low pressure currently moving southeast into South Dakota will drop into the Ohio Valley a chance of rain and snow to the area.

Model guidance is in pretty good agreement that this low will track to our north, meaning southern Kentucky will be too warm for any accumulating snowfall. We will see an increase in cloud cover during the afternoon as this low moves closer. High temperatures will approach the middle 40s before some isolated showers move into the area during the evening hours.

Light precipitation will continue overnight as the low swings east. Rain showers are expected to changeover to snow after midnight, but most of the moisture will have moved off to the east by that point. Snow showers will stick around until daybreak on Thursday. At this point, it looks like we will be too warm for a decent snowfall, but it is possible we could see a dusting by Thanksgiving morning.

Thanksgiving 11/27 – Mostly Cloudy – High 40°  / Thur Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 24°

The Turkey Day forecast is looking good at this point as any precipitation will move out quickly and skies will become mostly cloudy by Thursday afternoon. It will be chilly with highs only reaching the 40º mark. Lows on Thursday night will be in the lower to middle 20s.


h/t giphy.com

That’s all I’ve got for this afternoon, be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter for real-time weather updates.