Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:
Looks like we had some storms yesterday… or at least some rain. I’ve been forecasting storms for the past week it seems like, so I guess it was bound to happen eventually!
— Landon Hampton (@WxOrNotBG) August 16, 2016
Courtesy of Landon Hampton
Today: Showers and thunderstorms; mostly cloudy skies with highs near 85°. Overnight, decreasing showers and thunderstorms with lows around 72°.
- Bus Stop: ⛈🌤72°
- Lunchtime: ⛈🌤80°
- School’s Out: 🌤84°
- Evening: 🌤77°
Tomorrow: Isolated showers and thunderstorms; mostly cloudy skies with highs near 86°. Overnight, very isolated showers and thunderstorms with lows around 71°.
- Bus Stop: 🌤72°
- Lunchtime: 🌤81°
- School’s Out: 🌤⛈84°
- Evening: 🌤⛈77°
Friday: Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy skies with highs around 84°. Overnight, continued showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies with lows around 70°.
- Bus Stop: 🌤71°
- Lunchtime: 🌤80°
- School’s Out: 🌤⛈82°
- Evening: 🌤⛈78°
I’m bored silly with this forecast, y’all. Honestly, I’m just ready for fall to get here!
Today looks to have the greatest chance for showers and thunderstorms, as that front that we’ve been talking about over the last several days lies just to our south. This will cause us to have another round of heavy showers and thunderstorms.
NAM 4 km Simulated Reflectivity, valid Today 9:00 AM, via COD Meteorology
Once this round of precipitation passes us, we should remain dry for the rest of day, allowing temperatures to reach the mid 80’s across the region. Overnight, there may be a stray shower or two across the region, but nothing like this morning’s rain. Lows will dip down into the low 70’s overnight.
NAM PWAT values, valid Today 1:00 PM, via COD Meteorology
Both Thursday and Friday look to be fairly boring with the frontal boundary to our south and an impending trough to our west. At this point, we are in between two different systems, making our weather pretty boring. As that aforementioned boundary continues to move southward, it will decrease our chances for showers and thunderstorms drastically. If we do see any thunderstorms, though, they will be due mainly to diurnal heating of the atmosphere, occurring in the afternoon.
NAM 500 mb Heights & Winds, valid Friday 7:00 PM, via COD Meteorology – Impending trough
Both Thursday and Friday, highs will be in the mid 80’s with isolated thunderstorms possible. Overnight lows will in the low 70’s across the region.
The Climate Prediction Center has forecasted our region to have below normal temperatures, but normal precipitation across the region over the next 6-10 time period.
CPC’s 6-10 Day Temperature Outlook, via CPC
CPC’s 6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook, via CPC