Pleasant Bowling Green Weather

Real-time Bowling Green weather radar:

Wednesday, 3/16- Sunny – High 69˚ / Tonight – Partly Cloudy – Low 46˚

Good morning, Bowling Green! WKU students may be back from spring break, but with Daylight Saving Time and above-normal temperatures, spring looks like it’s in full swing! Yesterday we hit a high of 85°, which tied with our record set in 1921 – that’s 25° above the climate normal for this time of year!

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Today will not be quite as warm as Tuesday, due to a cold front that passed through last night. However, mostly sunny skies and temperatures near 70° will make for a very pleasant day! Winds will be fairly gusty at times, with gusts up to 25 mph possible.

Wednesday 7AM
WPC Surface Map, Valid 7AM Wednesday, via NOAA

Overnight, we may see an isolated shower or two; otherwise, Bowling Green will remain dry with lows in the mid-40s.

Thursday, 3/17 – Mostly Sunny – High 66˚ / Thursday Night – Mostly Clear – Low 40˚

Beginning Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week, temperatures will experience a gradual cool-down. The atmosphere will become somewhat static over the next few days, putting much of the midwest, including south central Kentucky, under the influence of zonal flow aloft beginning Thursday.

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300 mb Heights & Winds, Valid 7AM Thursday, via Pivotal Weather

High pressure will keep us dry, as cooler air slowly infiltrates the region. Temperatures on Thursday will make it into the mid-60s before dropping off into the upper-30s/low 40s overnight. All in all, mostly sunny skies and slightly above-normal temperatures will make for a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day!

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Friday, 3/18- Mostly Sunny; Clouds Increase – High 59˚ / Friday Night – Rain Chance Late – Low 40˚

To end out the workweek, temperatures will continue to drop as winds shift northerly. This will keep temperatures below the 60° mark, with mostly sunny skies during the late morning and early afternoon hours. 60° may seem a bit “cool” in comparison with the past few days, but the high temperature on Friday should be right around the climate normal for Bowling Green.

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Temp Map, Valid 1PM Friday, via Pivotal Weather

Clouds will increase late afternoon and early evening as the next system(s) of concern approach from the west and southwest. Rain chances will pick up late Friday night and into the day Saturday.

Weekend Rain Outlook
Weekend Rain Outlook, via NOAA

With rain in the forecast, be sure to take advantage of the pleasant days ahead!

As always, stay in touch with @WxOrNotBG for the latest real-time weather info. Have a great day!