Winter Back for a Late Season Run

Yesterday’s Weather

Friday was a return to reality after much above average conditions during the day on Thursday. Temperatures were seasonal and it was sunny, a great way to end the workweek. Too bad it won’t last. Winter is coming…back.

Yesterday’s highs. (Kentucky Mesonet)

Forecast Summary

Today: Freeze Warning in effect until 8am, otherwise cloudy with on and off chances for rain and snow showers. High around 35ºF. At night, snow shower chances increase a bit with clouds clearing late, a low around 27ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌨 32°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧/🌨34°F
  • Evening time: 🌨 29°F

Tomorrow: Skies turns sunny with a high near 50ºF. Partly cloudy skies prevail overnight with lows dropping to around 30ºF.

  • Wake up: ☀️ 30°F
  • Lunch hour: ☀️ 50°F
  • Evening time: 🌕☁️ 36°F

Monday: Cloudy with more rain and snow showers possible early, just plain old rain later in the day. High near 50ºF. Chances continues overnight with a low around 33ºF.

  • Bus stop: 🌧/🌨 34°F
  • Lunch hour: 🌧 44°F
  • School is out: 🌧 49°F
  • Evening time: 🌧 35°F

Forecast Discussion

March is here and throughout the nation, basketball arenas are heating up with the thrill of March Madness but in the atmosphere, it seems the exact opposite is happening. Winter is a bubble team and it’s ready for it’s late season run through the conference tournament, hoping for that automatic bid to the big dance. …yeah, the weather gets kind of wild today.

We’ve been following this chance for snow for nearly a week and it’s finally about to make itself known and at this point, it looks like the further south you are, the better chance you have of seeing some snow.

Yeah, something like this. (Giphy)

But seriously, this doesn’t look like a big deal at all. We’ll have temperatures during the day today well above freezing, so sticking doesn’t looks to be a big issue on the roads

Hi-Res NAM Surface Temperatures valid for 3pm today. (Pivotal Weather)

Honestly, this system has been running weaker and weaker with every run and it doesn’t look impressive at all for us. In fact, the HRRR has most of the precipitation staying south of here during the day.

HRRR Precip loop from midnight-3pm today. May need to click on it to view it properly. (Pivotal Weather)

Does that mean we’ll see nothing? Not at all, I think we’ll see scattered rain and snow showers but nothing that should be anything to be concerned about.

After we get this system through the area today, things look great for our day on Sunday, we warm back up to near seasonal averages under bright sunny skies to round out the weekend.

NAM Surface Temperatures valid 4pm C*D*T Sunday. I think these may be a touch underdone, especially in full sunshine. (Pivotal Weather)

Sunday is really the pick of the weekend because another system looks to throw mainly rain at our area to start the workweek on Monday.

Sunday, essentially. (Giphy/BYUtv)

I say mostly rain because there will be a few points, especially early and late, where temperatures may get low enough to see a little frozen precipitation mix in but again, it shouldn’t be a big deal at all.

NAM simulated radar valid for 4pm on Monday, showing a nice slug of moisture right in our area. (Pivotal Weather)

Today’s Key Points

  • There is a chance for a bit of rain and snow today, but nothing too major.
  • Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed! Yep, it’s already time to spring forward already! I’ll miss easy rounding between GMT and CT but all good things must come to an end. It’s also a good idea to change the batteries in your smoke detector and NOAA Weather Radio to make sure they’re in good working order.
  • Sunday looks warmer and generally fantastic.
  • More rain (and maybe a touch of frozen precip?) look to move into the area for Monday.

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. I hope you have a terrific Saturday!

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