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Bowling Green Weather, Friday

Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Radar:

Today 8/22 - Mostly Sunny & Hot – High 95° // Tonight – Mostly Clear – Low 76°

6am 73º – 9am 82º – 12pm 91º – 3pm 95º – 6pm 92º

Summer has decided that the saying, “better late than never”, is indeed becoming a reality for us in Bowling Green. A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the area and will allow for very warm and muggy conditions over the next few days.

The NWS in Louisville has us placed under a Heat Advisory from 1pm today until 5pm on Monday with highs expected in the mid 90s and heat indices into the 100-105 range.

Here’s the surface map for today at 1pm:


Courtesy NOAA WPC

After sunset, conditions are expected to be otherwise calm and cooling off into the mid 70s. Not sure I’d call that cool for an overnight low though.

Saturday 8/23 - Mostly Sunny & Hot – High 96° // Saturday Night – Mostly Clear – Low 75°

The start of the weekend will be a continued story weather wise, hot and uncomfortable. Find ways to cool off if you have outdoor plans. Highs mid 90s with triple digit heat indices are expected, precipitation to be no relief it appears. The pets may not even want to go out for their walk over the weekend.

Courtesy giphy.com

Some relief will come as the sun goes down,  temps will fall to just above the dewpoint, around 75 or so, with calm conditions.

Sunday 8/24 - Mostly Sunny & Hot – High 94° // Sunday Night – Mostly Clear – Low 74°

A three-peat for Sunday’s weather, another hot, humid day is expected. For now though, guidance is hinting at isolated showers and storms which may help cool us off in the afternoon, if we’re lucky enough to see one. Free lawn watering will be included in the surprise as well. Expect mid 90s with triple digit heat indices throughout the day under mostly sunny skies.

Upper ridge is holding and keeping things quite toasty. Check it out on 300mb heights and winds, courtesy the GFS, valid for 1pm:


Courtesy Twister Data

Another warm evening followed by temps falling into the low and mid 70s overnight. Should be calm otherwise as we prepare for at least one more warm day on Monday. Wish I had better news, but remember, its still summer and it could be worse!

That sums it up 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 Friday!

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Hot Bowling Green Weather Ahead

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Regional Radar:

This Afternoon – Mostly Sunny, Hot & Humid – High 95º / Tonight – Mostly Clear, Mild – Low 72º

3pm 95º – 6pm 90º – 9pm 83º – 12am 78º – 3am 75º – 6am 72º

What a hot & humid day we’ve had across southern Kentucky thus far. Afternoon temperatures have soared into the low-mid 90s for the area as plenty of sunshine and blue skies have accompanied these hot conditions. Factor in dewpoint readings in the lower 70’s, heat indices have climbed near 100º for those feel like temperatures.

Surface high pressure takes full responsibility for the heat and humidity. The upper level ridge will build across the region and settle in for the next several days. In return, expect plenty more heat during the day with mild overnight conditions. Look for mostly clear skies tonight with lows in the lower 70’s.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather. Valid for Thu 7pm.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather. Valid for Thu 7pm.

Fri – Mostly Sunny; Hot & Humid – High 96º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Warm – Low 74º

**Heat Advisory goes into effect at 2pm**

This stretch of hot weather will continue into late week and much of the weekend. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 90’s once again as conditions become even more oppressive. Heat index values will reach the lower 100’s tomorrow afternoon. Nonetheless, if you’re out battling the heat, it’ll be very important to drink plenty of fluids and wear light colored clothing.

This guy has the right idea…

As the surface high settles in across the region, look for another calm night with warm lows. Temperatures will only drop into the low-mid 70’s.

Sat – Mostly Sunny; Hot & Humid  – High 95º / Sat Night – Partly Cloudy, Warm – Low 74º

Little relief is expected from the heat through this weekend. Winds will turn more from our southwest as a slight chance for a pop up shower or storm will exist. Any activity that does occur will be widely scattered and mainly diurnally driven during the peak heating hours. Otherwise, look for another hot & humid day with temperatures in the lower 90’s.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather. Valid for Thu 7pm.

WPC Forecast Surface Map for Bowling Green Weather. Valid for Sat 7am.

Any isolated storms that develop will diminish by the evening hours with the loss of daytime heating. Partly cloudy skies will prevail for our Saturday night as warm lows win out again.

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. Stay cool out there!

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Heat Builds in Southern Kentucky

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Regional Radar:

 Today (8/21) – Mostly Sunny; Stray Thunderstorm Possible – High 94º / Thu Night – Partly Cloudy; Muggy – Low 73º

6am 73º – 9am 83º – 12pm 90º – 3pm 94º – 6pm 89º

Good morning, it is already warm across southern Kentucky with temps in the lower 70s before daybreak. We are currently seeing some clouds in the area, and these should decrease in coverage through the morning.

A very strong upper level ridge will begin to center itself across the eastern United States today, and this ridge will keep things very hot through the weekend. In addition to hot temperatures, winds out of the southwest will keep pushing moisture into the area meaning we could see some high heat indices.

Temperatures will reach the middle 90s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. We could see a few pop-up thunderstorms this afternoon due to daytime heating but most of the activity should remain to our northeast.

We will be flirting with Heat Advisory criteria each afternoon over the next several days with heat indices of 100°-105°. Check out this chart showing how to derive a heat index value from the temperature and dewpoint. If you are going to be outdoors this week remember to drink lots of water, wear lightly colored clothing, and take lots of breaks.


h/t startribune

Expect a very muggy night tonight with lows only falling in the lower to middle 70s under partly cloudy skies.

Fri – Mostly Sunny; Hot – High 96º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy, Warm – Low 73º

The heat will continue on Friday as the upper level ridge remains parked in place over us. Temperatures will reach the middle 90s once again under mostly sunny skies. A stray thunderstorm could pop up during the afternoon, but chances look very low. Another muggy night is on tap Friday with lows in the 70s. Make sure you find a way to stay cool.


h/t doseoffunny.com

Sat – Mostly Sunny; Hot – High 95º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy, Warm – Low 74º

Saturday will be a repeat of Friday’s weather. Temperatures will top out in the middle 90s once again and we will see no relief from the heat.

This ridge looks to dominate our weather through the weekend and into early next week. Hopefully this heat wave is summer’s last gasp and we can return to near normal temperatures by later next week.

That’s all I’ve got for this morning, be sure to stay cool over the next several days and keep up with @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for real-time weather updates.