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Nice Day On Tap

Current Observation for Bowling Green, KY:

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Today 4/17 – Sunny & I’ll have another – High 68˚ / Tonight – Increasing Clouds – Low 45˚

6am 42˚ – 9am 48˚ – 12pm 60˚ – 3pm 67˚ – 6pm 63˚ – 9pm 51˚

High pressure will remain located to our northeast today.  This will coincide with low pressure to our northwest to shift winds out of the south, resulting in an increase in temperatures.  It’ll be a perfect day for a Cheetah Clean Auto Wash.

Surface Model Valid 7am

Cloud cover will increase overnight, as a weakening cold front closes in from the west.

Fri – Partly Cloudy, Scat’d Showers – High 68˚ / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 47˚

Scattered light showers will be a possibility across the area Friday, as a weak disturbance advances east across our proximity.  If we see rain, it won’t be much.  Perhaps a trace up to .10″.

Easter Weekend – Egg Hunters Rejoice – Sunny – High low 70s

The forecast for Easter Weekend is looking magnifitastic.  I may or may not have just combined magnificent and fantastic.  Sunny skies, calm winds and temps in the 70s sound good?

h/t screenjunkies.com

h/t screenjunkies.com

Thought so…

Stay in touch with @WxorNotBG and @WarrenCountyWx for the latest in real-time weather info.  Enjoy your Thursday, folks… now get out there and kick some ass.

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Wednesday Afternoon Update

Current Observation for Bowling Green, KY:

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This Afternoon – Sunny & Mild - High 56˚ / Tonight – Clear – Low 35˚

3pm 55˚ – 6pm 54˚ – 9pm 47˚ – 12am 44˚ – 3am 40˚ – 6am 35˚

Things are pretty quiet across southern Kentucky this afternoon. Temperatures are running a little cooler than expected with high temperatures in the middle 50s, but a beautiful afternoon is underway. An area of high pressure to our northeast is responsible for today’s nice weather. Check out the latest satellite imagery showing clear skies for much of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.

Current Visible Satellite Imagery showing clear skies over all of Kentucky. (Courtesy: NOAA)

Current Visible Satellite Imagery showing clear skies over all of Kentucky. (Courtesy: NOAA)

Skies will be clear tonight, which will allow for cold temperatures to move in once again. Don’t worry, it looks like we will stay above freezing, but temperatures will still drop into the middle 30s, which will make it feel pretty chilly.

Thu – Sunny & NICE– High 67˚ / Thu Night – Iso’d Showers Late – Low 46˚

The area of high pressure will move off to the northeast tomorrow, allowing winds to turn out of the south. This will make conditions warmer than today, as highs look to be in the middle to upper 60s under clear skies. Great weather to ditch technology and spend some time outdoors.

Throwing Computer Away

h/t giphy.com

We’ll see clouds increase tomorrow night ahead of an upper level disturbance that will bring us our next chance for rain. Isolated showers will make their way into the area after midnight. Not everyone will see rain, and those that do will only see very light rainfall.

Fri – Scat’d Showers & Storms – High 66˚ / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 46˚

Showers and a few thunderstorms will continue Friday morning into the afternoon. Precipitation will remain widely scattered and amounts look light.  Here is a look at a map from the WPC which shows areas in south central Kentucky getting less than 0.1″ of rain.

WPC Day 1-3 QPF map valid from this afternoon until 7am Saturday. (Courtesy: WPC)

WPC Day 1-3 QPF map valid from this afternoon until 7am Saturday. (Courtesy: WPC)

The showers should be out of the area by Friday evening. Behind this system, skies will become partly cloudy and lows will drop into the middle 40s overnight.

Many of you all may have plans for the upcoming Easter Weekend, and the good news for any outdoor plans is that the weather looks perfect. Skies will be mostly clear with high temps around 70 degrees on Saturday & Sunday. Our next chance of rain looks to hold off until late Sunday night.

That’s all I’ve got for this afternoon. Enjoy the quiet weather over the next few days.  For more frequent updates you can check out @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter.

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April 16, 1998 Hailstorm and Tornado

On this day, 16 years ago, a historic storm struck Bowling Green and surrounding areas. A strong supercell thunderstorm tracked across the counties of Logan, Warren, Allen, Barren, Metcalfe, and Adair in south central Kentucky. The supercell produced very large hail as well as 3 tornadoes.

Hail Damage - Bowling Green, KY - April 16, 1998 - http://www.bgdailynews.com

Hail Damage – Bowling Green, KY – April 16, 1998 – http://www.bgdailynews.com

The National Weather Service in Louisville has produced a great poster with information regarding this event that produced damage worth $510 million.

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