Real time BG Radar:
Today: Partly cloudy, with isolated storms. High around 86ºF. Tonight: Increasing clouds with a shower/storm chance late. Lows around 75ºF.
Well, today surely looks better than yesterday was. Yesterday was characterized by fairly cool conditions, persistant cloud cover and rainfall for the majority of the day across many locales.
Today definitely looks better than that. Wake up temps (~6 am) should be around 70 degrees, making it a decent wait for the kids waiting at the bus stop.
As we head into your day, look for skies to remain partly cloudy throughout the day. This will lead to temps warming nicely into the mid and maybe even upper 80s across most locations.
There is an isolated threat for storms across the area, but overall, I don’t see that threat being too high as we’ll be in between disturbances. As we head into your overnight hours, look for clouds to begin increasing ahead of another low pressure system that will be forming over the plains. This’ll hold temps in the mid 70s for lows, with shower threats increasing.
Tomorrow: Scattered showers and storms, and windy. Some storms could be strong. Highs around 87ºF. Wed. night: Scattered storms. Lows around 67ºF.
This day is the entire reason the title is the way it is. First off, I work at Kroger, and they play the stupid, “Just Another Manic Monday” song about 500,000 times per day. I hate that song. So, I figured that something should have the work ‘Manic’ in it, and still be halfway decent.
Anyways, back to weather. Tomorrow is actually gonna be quite the unusual day, especially for mid-August standards. A stronger area of winds in the jet stream will be rounding the base of a strengthening mid-level low pressure system in the morning, and this will begin to induce a strong surface low.
As the day moves on, that low will strengthen quickly, creating a warm and moist environment in our region. Because we will be stuck in predominantly southwesterly flow, temperatures should be a bit higher than the models are forecasting. Therefore, I see temps reaching the upper 80s, and if we see enough sunshine, the lower 90s can’t be ruled out.
Winds associated with this low look to to be fairly strong at the surface, and outside of thunderstorms, that’ll be the one thing that could make the day kinda lame. Speaking of storms, as the cold front approaches overnight, I would anticipate there being some sort of an attempt at a line of storms forming along the front.
I don’t think we will see a widespread severe weather event, but there could be isolated damaging gusts. The SPC has us placed in a Marginal Risk for severe storms at the time. As with all strong/severe weather events, we will keep you updated as the event comes closer.
Lows look to fall into the mid 60s (dependent on cold front timing), with scatted storms and cloudy skies.
Thursday: Clearing skies, with a high around 78ºF. Thur. night: Clear, with a low around 65ºF.
Well, after a a Manic Wednesday for the region, everything begins to settle back down across the region, giving the newly moved-in WKU freshman a chance to enjoy BG with an awesome day.
After morning clouds, you should see a clearing trend throughout the day as a drier air mass works its way into the region. This will carveout at least partly cloudy skies by mid afternoon, leading to highs in the upper 70s, and lower humidity.
That, my friends, is a major win. Overnight, its looking nice as well. Look for skies to remain clearish, wish maybe a few clouds and lows in the mid 60s.
Weekend Preview: Mostly sunny, isolated storm or two, and getting hotter. Highs 87ºF-95ºF.
Well, unfortunately, conditions can’t always stay as nice as they look to end up on Thursday. As you get into your Friday through Sunday timeframe, the high pressure system will began to move to our east, shifting the winds from the north and east, to the south. This will create a warming pattern all weekend, ending with highs maxing out high (mid 90s) on Sunday ahead of an approaching cold front.