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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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Thursday Morning Update

Real Time Regional Radar:

Today 7/24 – Partly Cloudy; Pleasant – High 80º / Thu Night – Partly Cloudy; Cooler – Low 61º

6am 70º – 9am 71º – 12pm 75º – 3pm 80º – 6pm 76º

Good morning, there have been a few showers around the area early today especially to the east as the cold front that swept through yesterday hangs just to our south. Clouds this morning will clear out quickly as the cold front keeps pushing farther south.

Behind the front, we will get a cool down today. High temperatures in the upper 70s/lower 80s with dew points around 60° will make for a fantastic day and relief from this week’s humidity.


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Cumulus clouds will cause  partly cloudy skies today as an area of surface high pressure settles into the Great Lakes region and keeps things quiet around the area. Lows tonight will be on the chilly side with temperatures expected to drop down to about 60°.

Fri – Partly Cloudy; Pleasant – High 86º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Cool – Low 67º

Another beautiful day is on tap tomorrow. Winds will turn to the west, making things a bit warmer but we will still only see temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. Check out the latest forecast from the WPC showing high pressure just to the northeast of our area by tomorrow morning:


Forecast surface map valid at 7am Friday (Courtesy: WPC)

Lows tonight will be a bit more mild as we start to see warm air advection ahead of our next area of low pressure that will bring rain chances to the area this weekend.

Sat – Partly Cloudy; Hot – High 93º / Sat Night – Mostly Cloudy; Scattered Thunderstorms – Low 74º

The heat and humidity will return by Saturday as a result of a warm front passing over the region Friday night. Highs on Saturday afternoon will be in the lower 90s with partly cloudy skies. Later in the afternoon, clouds will increase as a weak frontal boundary from the north approaches the area.

By Saturday night, scattered thunderstorms will become possible as the frontal boundary drifts southeast. Some of these storms could even be on the strong side as there will be plenty of instability for them to work with. We will have to keep an eye on the potential for some of these storms to become severe.

Looking ahead, rain chances will continue on Sunday before we see a big cool down next week.

That’s all I’ve got for this morning, get out and enjoy the cooler weather today. For real time weather updates be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX.

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Sct’d Storms Today; Cooler Tomorrow.

Real Time Regional Radar:

This Afternoon – Mostly Cloudy, Sct’d Storms – High 91º / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy, Sct’d Storms – Low 68º

3pm 91º – 6pm 87º – 9pm 79º – 12am 73º – 3am 70º – 6am 68º

Storm chances will stick around for the remainder of this afternoon and evening as a low pressure system and its associated cold front tracks southeastward across the Commonwealth. Precipitable water values near 1.9”, dewpoint temperatures in the lower 70’s, moderate instability along with the frontal boundary will all come together for shower & storm development.

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For Wed 7pm.

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For Wed 7pm.

While no severe weather is anticipated today, some storms could be on the strong side as heavy rainfall, damaging winds (possible with stronger storms) and dangerous lightning will be possible. The latest SPC forecast shows an enhanced probability (40%) for thunderstorm development across southern Kentucky and this does include Bowling Green.

SPC Thunderstorm Probability Outlook. Valid For Wednesday.

SPC Thunderstorm Probability Outlook. Valid For Wednesday.

The cold front is expected to pass through the region late tonight, early Thursday morning. Storm activity will come to an end from north to south as partly cloudy skies stick around. Lows will dip into the upper 60’s.

Thu – Partly Sunny; Pleasant – High 81º / Thu Night – Partly Cloudy; Cooler – Low 61º

Ahhh….now we’re talking. That’s right. Refreshingly cooler and drier air will settle in across southern Kentucky as Canadian high pressure situates itself over the Great Lakes Region. We’ll have to deal with those pesky clouds for much of Thursday but temperature wise will be great. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 80’s as another unseasonable cool down grips the region.

We call this the “two thumbs up forecast.”


Partly cloudy skies will eventually give way late Thursday night and into Friday. Winds will calm during this time as those overnight temperatures really cool down. Lows will drop into the lower 60’s for Bowling Green giving a nice coolness to the air.

Fri – Partly Sunny; Pleasant – High 85º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Cool – Low 69º

The aforementioned high pressure will continue to dominate our forecast Friday but will also shift eastward. Southerly winds will increase throughout the day as temperatures begin to warm back up. Hold on, turn that frown upside down….Friday will still turn out to be a great day and relatively comfortable one as muggy conditions hold off. Highs will be a tad warmer as temperatures reach the mid 80’s. There we go, I see you smiling now.

 How about that… Bay-ba?! (in my best Elvis voice)

Conditions will remain calm into Friday night with overnight lows in the upper 60’s. The break looks to be short-lived as another front moves closer to the state by early Saturday. The latest guidance hints toward isolated storms Saturday afternoon with a better chance arriving Sunday.

That does it for now, folks. Be sure to stay up to date with all your real time weather info @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on twitter. With the incoming storms, be sure to stay weather aware this evening!

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Storms Possible Today

Real Time Radar:

Today 7/23 – Scattered Strong Thunderstorms – High 94° / Tonight – Scattered Thunderstorms – Low 66°

A cold front will march southward across the region throughout the day. This will enhance the lift in the region. With a warm, moist airmass in  place, conditions will be right for some strong thunderstorms to form throughout the day. Some of the storms may pulse up to severe due to the strong instability that will be in place. The main hazard will be damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and vivid lightning.

SPC Severe Damaging Wind Outlook - Valid Today - NOAA SPC

SPC Severe Damaging Wind Outlook – Valid Today – NOAA SPC

Thunderstorms will continue overnight until the cold front moves south of the region. When that happens we will begin to dry out. Lows will be in the mid 60s across the area.

Thursday 7/24 – Partly Cloudy – High 81° / Thur Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 57°

Much better weather is in store for our Thursday as that cold front moves well to the south of the region. Conditions will be cooler and drier. High temperatures in the afternoon will feel rather nice. Expect a high of around 81°. Partly cloudy skies will remain in place over the region.

Overnight lows will dip into the upper 50s as conditions may clear out just a bit. Sounds like a good night to build a fire and have a good time with some friends. Just use your brain, and don’t try to impress anyone…

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Friday 7/25 – Partly Cloudy – High 88° / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 64°

Yes! Friday’s forecast is in sight! High pressure will continue to work into the region from the north on our Friday. This will help keep conditions dry across the area, so we’ll stick with partly cloudy skies, especially in the afternoon hours. Our high temperatures will rise a bit into the mid to upper 80s, however it will still feel pretty nice out there.

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Wednesday Morning - NOAA WPC

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions – Valid Wednesday Morning – NOAA WPC

Lows will be in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies overnight. If you’re not outside, you’re doing it wrong. Period.

That will wrap up this post. Be sure to monitor the weather this afternoon in the case of some strong to severe thunderstorms. You can always follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for the latest in Bowling Green weather. Have a great day!