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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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Weather in Bowling Green Kentucky

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Nice End To The Week

Real Time Regional Radar:

This Afternoon – Mostly Sunny, Pleasant – High 81º / Tonight – Mostly Clear, Cool – Low 59º

3pm 81º – 6pm 79º – 9pm 72º – 12am 65º – 3am 61º – 6am 59º

The surface cold front that brought plenty of showers and storms across the Commonwealth has finally exited the region. A big difference can be felt when stepping outside as cooler and less muggy conditions have taken over.

We can thank the surface high pressure that has situated itself over the Great Lakes Region for the cool down. For the remainder of this afternoon, look for mostly sunny skies to take over as highs warm into the lower 80’s. This feature will begin shifting southeastward tonight as mostly clear and cool conditions settle in. Lows tonight will dip into the upper 50’s.

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For Thursday 7pm.

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For Thursday 7pm.

Fri – Mostly Sunny; Warmer – High 86º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Comfortable – Low 66º

As we look to wrap up the work week, things will do so on a nice note. Surface high pressure will continue its southeastward path from the Great Lakes Region into the Ohio Valley while controlling our short term forecast. However, winds will begin shifting back from our south explaining the temperature increase we’ll see.

Nonetheless, highs will reach the mid 80’s with dewpoint temperatures in the upper 50’s, low 60’s. Despite the higher thermometer readings, our end to the week will remain pleasant as the muggy conditions hold out one more day. Our weather will remain quiet into Friday night as lows dip into the mid 60’s under partly cloudy skies.

 That’s worth celebrating about…

Sat – Mostly Sunny; Hot – High 92º / Sat Night – Mostly Cloudy; Sct’d Storms – Low 73º

Well, if you missed the heat and humidity, don’t worry because it abruptly returns by Saturday. The continued southerly flow will pump in plenty of moisture and warmth back across southern Kentucky as the warm front overtakes the Commonwealth. While much of the day looks to remain dry, showers and storms will increase into Sunday as an approaching frontal boundary gathers steam across the northern Central Plains.

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For

WPC Forecast Surface Map. Valid For Saturday 7am.

The latest model guidance has slowed the progression of the frontal passage as Sunday looks to be the best time (through the weekend) for storms. Overall, Saturday will feature warm and muggy conditions with highs soaring into the low 90’s. Clouds will increase Saturday afternoon leading to mostly cloudy skies by Saturday night. Rain chances ramp up starting Sunday morning.

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. Get out and enjoy this wonderful weather!

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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!