Bowling Green Weather is Getting Boring

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Yesterday’s Weather

Yesterday was another nice day. We are getting fairly lucky within this stretch of warmer weather, I must say. We are seeing well above average, nice temperatures and we aren’t really having to pay for it with a strong cold front. That is pretty awesome, until the weather just gets boring. We have reached that point.

Yesterday's climate report. h/t NWS Louisville
Yesterday’s climate report. h/t NWS Louisville

Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy early, with increasing clouds by evening. Highs around 77°F. Overnight, look for mostly cloudy skies, with isolated showers possible. Lows around 59°F.

  • Bus stop: 🌤  48°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  74°F
  • School is out: ⛅️  77°F
  • Evening time: 🌥  73°F

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers early. Gradual clearing to partly cloudy skies likely in the afternoon. Highs around 73°F. Overnight, look for partly cloudy skies, with lows around 48°F.

  • Bus stop: ☁️/🌨  60°F
  • Lunch hour: ⛅️  69°F
  • School is out: 🌤  73°F
  • Evening time: 🌤  68°F

Friday: Partly cloudy, with highs around 76°F. Overnight, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies, with lows around 60°F

  • Bus stop: 🌤  50°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌤  72°F
  • School is out: 🌤  76°F
  • Evening time: 🌤  72°F


Ahh, back to boring weather across the region! It is okay forecasting for it because it makes the forecast not too difficult. However, it does make it just uninteresting.

This was my reaction looking through the model guidance this morning. h/t Larry Brown Sports
This was my reaction looking through the model guidance this morning. h/t Larry Brown Sports

Our weather has become, ironically, uninteresting. It is Fall. There is a major thermal gradient developing in the northern hemisphere. Cold air is building with the loss of solar radiation in the northern latitudes and with the increase in snowpack, and the tropical regions are staying about the same thermally. We should be seeing some intense low pressure systems develop and affect us, but it hasn’t occurred yet. Thus, our weather has been boring!

*sigh* yep. (Giphy)
*sigh* yep. (Giphy)

I digress. The overall pattern these next couple of days is one that favors a continuing of fairly nice weather across the region. Today will see and increase in clouds and temperatures as opposed to yesterday. Both are in response to a digging trough that is pushing towards us as we speak.

The shortwave trough that is moving towards us. h/t COD Weather
The shortwave trough that is moving towards us. h/t COD Weather

This will create cloud cover, and should increase it by the evening hours. We should be good enough in the afternoon to where the southerly flow can warm us into the mid and upper 70s for highs.

The hi-res NAM's forecast for temperatures this afternoon. h/t
The hi-res NAM’s forecast for temperatures this afternoon. h/t

That isn’t too bad! Plus, the rainfall threat is looking low, but the majority of it is forecast to occur overnight tonight, and tomorrow morning. The days that you actually see shouldn’t see much precip!

Its gonna be interesting! h/t

That should keep our streak of nice weather days going, even though clouds look likely to persist into late tomorrow morning. After that, gradual clearing is likely to occur, with partly cloudy skies developing into the afternoon, but highs likely won’t clear the low 70s.


By Friday, the northwesterly flow behind this exiting trough will still persist over us, and gradually turn westward through the day. Friday should be slightly warmer at the surface, as the high that moves in Thursday will already be on the way out. This looks to only create weak southerly flow on the western side of the high, so expect a slight bump in highs into the mid 70s. Otherwise, Friday looks good as well!


Also: there isn’t much to talk about long term, as it just looks anomalously warm for much of next week. Halloween is looking nice, with highs likely reaching the 80s.

Today’s Key Points

  • Trough is moving in this afternoon/evening
  • Clouds, and isolated showers develop tonight/tomorrow morning
  • Cooler air by tomorrow afternoon, with clearing
  • Warm next week

Thats all I have for ya! Thanks for checking into WxOrNotBG this morning, and be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG and @WKUweather on Twitter and like Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest Bowling Green Weather information. Have a great day folks!