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Yesterday’s Weather

That was one heck of a rollercoaster Bowling Green had yesterday…and rainy too. Our high occurred mid-afternoon and then the temperature only went down from there. According to NWS data, Bowling Green reached it’s high of 71º a little before 3pm…3 hours later it was 54º. Now that’s a front!

Forecast Summary

Today: Showers likely early in the day before tapering off in the afternoon. High around 45ºF. A 50% chance of rain lingers into the overnight hours, lows only dropping to around 40ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌧 42°F
  • Lunch hour:  🌧 43°F
  • School is out:  🌧 44°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 41°F

Tomorrow: Cloudy with showers, mainly in the afternoon, highs jump to around 55ºF. Overnight, the shower chances persist, but are more likely early. Low around 45ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌧 43°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧 53°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 48°F

Sunday: More showers, especially early in the day, high once again around 55ºF. At night, we’ll finally be between systems long enough to stay dry. Low still only around 50ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌧 50°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧 53°F
  • Evening time: ☁️ 51°F

Forecast Discussion

*Checks calendar* January, right? Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature because it’s been mild, mild, mild over the past few days. That’s all thanks to these pesky troughs that won’t leave us alone. The reason today’s not nearly as warm as yesterday is thanks to a cold front that worked it’s way across the region early today.

Hi-Res NAM temperatures valid for 3pm this afternoon. (Pivotal Weather)
Hi-Res NAM temperatures valid for 3pm this afternoon. (Pivotal Weather)

This cold front will keep us cool today but stall just south of our region and start to lift back to the north as a warm front on Saturday, bringing us warmth once again, along with rain. It won’t rain all day but when it does, the rain could be heavy at times.

Hi-Res NAM valid tomorrow at 9am. Notice the heavier rain just to the north. (Pivotal Weather)
Hi-Res NAM valid tomorrow at 9am. Notice the heavier rain just to the north. (Pivotal Weather)

In fact this cold front will drop the temperatures enough before the next system arrives that some freezing rain will be possible well to our north as the rain starts to fall, but no worries, Bowling Green will see all rain.

Me, seeing there's no frozen precip in the forecast. (Giphy)
Me, seeing there’s no frozen precip in the forecast. (Giphy)

In fact, some models are trying to keep the bulk of Saturday dry as kind of a day in between systems before more rain moves in on Sunday. Though, these look to be more scattered showers than an all day washout.

Rainfall totals for this weekend look to be around an inch of rain and since it’s been so wet lately, this could easily lead to flooding throughout the region, so you’ll want to keep an eye on the forecast if you live in a flood prone area.

Hi-res NAM precip accumulation through 7am Sunday. (Pivotal Weather)
Hi-res NAM precip accumulation through 7am Sunday. (Pivotal Weather)

In addition to the rainy conditions, thanks to our current pattern, temperatures are going to be well above normal not just during the next few days but into next week as well. The good news is at least temps stay nice when it’s not raining.

"Warm temps? Right on." - the Vice President, probably. (PBS)
“Warm temps? Right on.” – the Vice President, probably. (PBS)

Today’s Key Points

  • A front has cooled our temperatures into the low 40s but rain remains in the forecast for Friday
  • Temperatures warm back up Saturday with showers possible.
  • Sunday looks rainy too as another system moves in.
  • Same thing for Monday.
  • And Tuesday.

That just about does it for me! 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. Hope you have a terrific Friday!