Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:
Today 1/28 – Mostly Sunny – High 44º / Tonight – Clouds Increasing; Chance of Rain Late – Low 37º
Good Wednesday morning, Bowling Green! For those of us back here at WKU and for all of you trying to make it through the workweek, it’s hump day!
That’s not the only reason to be excited today, however. The sunshine is back. Yes, that bright, fiery ball of gas will be making an appearance, along with some blue sky today. Reason this is so? High pressure at the surface and ridging aloft will be moving eastward across the region, allowing for mostly sunny skies. This will definitely be a nice change of pace from the cloudy days we’ve come to know this winter in Bowling Green. Highs will be close to the seasonal average, with temperatures in the mid-40s.
High pressure will move off toward New England this evening, making way for the next system to affect our area. A low pressure system currently situated in the Upper Great Plains will be tracking eastward towards Kentucky, bringing an increase of clouds ahead of it. We will hit our low temperature early on in the night, as temperatures will increase after midnight due to warm air advection ahead of the low pressure center. Lows look to remain in the mid to upper-30s for tonight.
Thursday 1/29 – Scattered Showers; Breezy – High 50º / Thursday Night – Chance of Showers Early – Low 29º
As the low pressure system continues to track eastward toward the Great Lakes, light precipitation will fall beginning early Thursday morning. Temperatures will be fairly warm Thursday, with a high around 50°, thanks to southerly winds. A cold front will swing through Thursday afternoon, causing winds to shift to the northwest and cooler temperatures flow in behind. Winds up to 15 mph are expected.
As precipitation ends Thursday evening and colder temperatures filter in, there is a slight chance that lingering precipitation may transition to snow late. No significant accumulation is expected. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s/lower 30s Thursday night.
Friday 1/30- Mostly Sunny – High 39º / Friday Night – Partly Cloudy; Colder – Low 25º
High pressure makes a return on Friday, allowing mostly sunny skies and dry conditions to prevail once again. Temperatures will remain fairly chilly, as cold air and winds from the northwest continue to flow and prevent highs from making it out of the upper 30s. Lows will bottom out at around 25° Friday night.
Next chance of precipitation comes into play Saturday night and into Sunday.