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Real-time Observation for Bowling Green, KY

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Colder Weather Expected in Bowling Green

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

Today 10/30 – Mostly Sunny; Pleasant – High 59º / Thu Night – Mostly Cloudy; Few Showers Late – Low 42º


Good morning, we are off to a chilly start today as current temperatures are still hovering in the middle 30s. A trough is currently positioned over the eastern U.S. in the upper levels of the atmosphere which is keeping a cooler air mass in place over Kentucky. Surface high pressure currently centered over the Ohio Valley will help to keep our weather calm today. Expect temperatures to make a run for the 60° mark this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.


l Surface Analysis valid at 7am CST today (Courtesy: WPC)

A shortwave will begin move through this upper-level trough tonight and this will usher in a reinforcing shot of cold air as well as a few shower chances. Expect skies to become mostly cloudy after midnight tonight with a few isolated showers possible before daybreak on Friday. Low temperatures are expected to reach the lower 40s.

Fri – Mostly Cloudy; Isolated Showers, Breezy – High 52º / Fri Night –Mostly Cloudy; Isolated Showers – Low 32º

A surface cold front associated with the shortwave trough will move across the state on Friday as our rain chances continue. Surface winds will turn to the northwest behind the front and windy conditions are expected with sustained winds reaching 15mph. Isolated showers are possible throughout the day although this will not be an all day rain event, any precipitation will be very spotty.

Drier air will works its way into the region Friday night and this will bring an end to any showers overnight. As of right now, total rainfall on Saturday looks to remain below 0.1″.


QPF valid from 7am Friday until 7am Saturday (Courtesy: WPC)

Colder air takes hold of the region Friday night with low temperatures expected to reach the freezing mark.

Sat – Mostly Clear; Breezy – High 47º / Sat Night – Mostly Clear – Low 28º

Surface high pressure will build back into our area from the west on Saturday and we can expect calm weather as a result. Post-frontal winds will still be strong and when these winds are combined with high temperatures only reaching the upper 40s, it will feel pretty cold on Saturday.


h/t giphy.com

Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s on Saturday night under mostly clear skies. It looks very likely that we will see our coldest temperatures of the season Sunday morning.

That’s all I’ve got for this morning. For real-time weather updates be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter.

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Spooky Bowling Green Weather Ahead

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

 This Afternoon – Mostly Sunny; Warmer – High 65º / Tonight – Mostly Clear; Cold — Low 37º

3pm 65º – 6pm 58º – 9pm 50º – 12am 44º – 3am 40º – 6am 37º

Despite the foggy start to the day, conditions have shaped up quite nicely across southern Kentucky. The cold front that brought rain showers to the region has finally cleared the area while skies have cleared west to east. In return, the ample amounts of sunshine have allowed temperatures to warm into the mid 60’s.

Surface high pressure will continue to track southeastward from our northwest tonight before settling right across the heart of the Commonwealth. Skies will remain clear while winds calm. Look for temperatures to really drop off as lows bottom out in the upper 30’s for Bowling Green weather.

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

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

Thu – Mostly Sunny; Pleasant – High 62º / Thu Night – Mostly Cloudy; Few Showers – Low 49º

As we head into late week, we’ll do so on a nice note. A cold start will lead to a pleasant day for Bowling Green as highs warm into the lower 60’s. By mid-late afternoon, we’ll see clouds begin to increase from our NW. This will be ahead of disturbance number 1 of 2 that will impact the region.

500mb Heights & Vorticity Map – Valid Thu 7pm – Colleg of DuPage.

500mb Heights & Vorticity Map – Valid Thu 7pm – Colleg of DuPage.

This first disturbance will be relatively week as it dives in late Thursday night/early Friday morning. We can expect a few scattered showers across the area as temperatures cool off once again. Lows will dip into the upper 40’s.

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

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

Fri – Mostly Cloudy; Few Showers – High 56º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Stray Shower – Low 33º

Here comes a taste of winter with disturbance number 2. You read that right. Our spooky Halloween forecast is going to be a gloomy chiller as temperatures struggle to reach the mid 50’s for highs. Factor in strong northwesterly winds around 10-15 mph…..wind chill values will make things feel even colder. Not only will we have to deal with the chilling temperatures, we’ll also have the chance for a few showers too.


500mb Heights & Vorticity – Valid for Fri 4pm – College of DuPage.

And a look at those temperatures by early Friday evening. Temperatures dropping into the 40’s.

2m Temp

2m Temp/MSLP/10m Wind – Valid for Fri 7pm – College of DuPage.

It seems that best chances for the wet stuff will arrive Friday afternoon for our area. The bad news, a few of those goblins out there might have to dodge a few rain drops while flying around for some candy. Otherwise, look for most of the showery activity to clear southern Kentucky by early evening as another cold shot of air rushes in!

Now, if this cold air works into the area faster with some lingering precipitation around, a few flakes could be possible. However, I think the best chance for seeing some of the white stuff will reside across central and eastern parts of the state. Don’t worry, no accumulation is expected. For us, just cold and windy conditions with lows dipping into the lower 30’s. Regardless, something we’ll keep an eye on!

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. Have a great evening!

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Halloween Bowling Green Weather Forecast

Real Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

Today 10/29 – Partly Cloudy – High 62° / Tonight – Mostly Clear – Low 39°

High pressure will work into the region from the west throughout the day. This should make the rain and clouds depart as we work into the afternoon hours. By afternoon conditions should be partly cloudy with highs around 62°. A little chilly, but definitely the best day in the forecast.

h/t giphy.com

h/t giphy.com

Tonight we should continue to clear out as high pressure continues to move in. Mostly clear skies are expected with lows just shy of 40°.

Thursday – Mostly Cloudy – High 58° / Thur Night – Showers Possible Late – Low 46°

A weak area of low pressure will begin to form on the periphery of an area of high pressure. This will lift a warm front through the region during the late afternoon hours. We’ll likely see clouds build out ahead of the warm front as the day progresses. Mostly cloudy skies are expected by the mid afternoon hours. Highs will only reach around 58°.

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Thursday PM - NOAA WPC

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions – Valid Thursday PM – NOAA WPC

The warm front will keep our temperatures from falling off too much during the overnight hours. Expect a few sprinkles and showers to form late in the night as the cold front associated with the weak low pressure system moves into the region. Lows will be around 46°.

Friday – Mostly Cloudy – High 53° / Fri Night – Rain/Snow Mix – Low 34°

A bit of a complex forecast unfolds for Halloween and Halloween Night. We’ll see a mid level shortwave trough exit the region to the east during the morning hours. This is associated with the surface low pressure system that will bring us rain on Thursday night. We should see conditions dry out some by mid morning with clouds sticking around most of the day and highs occurring in the morning and dropping throughout the day. Below is a depiction of upper level features.

NAM Model 500mb Relative Vorticity - Valid 10 AM Friday - College of DuPage

NAM Model 500mb Relative Vorticity – Valid 10 AM Friday – College of DuPage

As this shortwave moves out of the region, a much stronger, deeper shortwave trough will move into the region from the Great Lakes region. This will bring a reinforcing shot of cold air to the region as high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east acts as a funnel for the cold air, as depicted below.

NAM Model Forecast 850mb Temperatures - Valid 4 PM Friday - College of DuPage

NAM Model Forecast 850mb Temperatures – Valid 4 PM Friday - College of DuPage

Some moisture will be associated with the shortwave as it moves through the area. This is the tricky part of the forecast. The precipitation should begin as rain. However, as the atmosphere above Bowling Green quickly cools, we could see a brief transition to a mixed bag of precipitation. Sleet, snow, and rain are all possible, but accumulations are not expected. Below gives you an idea of the big radar picture on Friday night.

NAM Model Forecast Simulated Radar - Valid 1 AM Saturday - weatherbell.com

NAM Model Forecast Simulated Radar – Valid 1 AM Saturday – weatherbell.com

Lows will drop well into the mid 30s as dry air filters in behind the precipitation.

That should wrap up this forecast, Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX for all the latest Bowling Green weather details.