Heat To Continue, Rain Returns Thursday

Today – Partly Cloudy & Hot – High 92° / Tonight – Mostly Clear – Low 72°

Temperatures as of 5:45 AM are hovering right around 70° across south central Kentucky this morning. Looking at some of our BloomSky cameras we see a few clouds in and around the region, but it should be a mostly sunny sunrise. Check out the beginning of a beautiful day via the PBI Bank BloomSky in Brownsville!

PBI Bank SkyCam - via BloomSky
PBI Bank SkyCam – Valid 5:45 AM – via BloomSky

High pressure will be centered to the southeast of the region today. The clockwise rotation of airflow around the high pressure will mean southerly surface flow for the region. This, combined with strong upper level ridging, will lead to hot conditions in the afternoon. Highs should top out around 92° under partly cloudy skies. Dew points remaining in the low to mid 60s should make the heat at least manageable.

You'll still get sweaty outside... h/t giphy.com
You’ll still get sweaty outside… h/t giphy.com

Mostly clear skies should develop overnight. Lows will drop into the low 70s.

Wednesday – Partly Cloudy & Hot – High 91° / Wed Night – Mostly Clear – Low 74°

We couldn’t avoid that moisture forever though. Low level atmospheric winds may kick up some on Wednesday, allowing moisture to transport north from the Gulf of Mexico. This will lead to partly cloudy skies once again, but also a bit more in the way of heat.

Hi-Res NAM Model Forecast Dew Point - Valid Wednesday Afternoon - College of DuPage
Hi-Res NAM Model Forecast Dew Point – Valid Wednesday Afternoon – College of DuPage

Although highs will be similar to Tuesday, it will feel more like 100°F out there thanks to the added moisture.

"Ew" is right... h/t giphy.com
“Ew” is right… h/t giphy.com

Mostly clear skies should move back into place once more on Wednesday night. Lows will drop to the mid 70s.

Thursday – PM Storms Likely – High 91° / Thur Night – Isolated Storms – Low 73°

Most of Thursday will be like the rest of the forecast period: hot and partly cloudy. We should once again see highs top out above 90°. Dew points will remain in the 70s once again, leading to hot and muggy conditions. High pressure will be moving in to the north of the region though. This will slowly push a frontal boundary south; closer to the region.

WPC Forecast Frontal Postions - Valid Thursday AM - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Postions – Valid Thursday AM – NOAA WPC

A line of showers and storms will likely form to the north of the region on Thursday and move south throughout the day. A few storms will be possible in the region on Thursday afternoon and evening. No severe weather is expected at this time, but a few strong storms may be possible. We’ll need to monitor the severe threat in the coming days.

NAM Model Forecast 3 Hr Rainfall - Valid Thursday Evening - College of DuPage
NAM Model Forecast 3 Hr Rainfall – Valid Thursday Evening – College of DuPage

Isolated storms will remain possible overnight as the boundary stalls to the north of the region. Heavy rainfall will be the main threat. Lows will drop to the low to mid 70s once again.

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to follow @wxornotBG and @WKUweather for the latest Bowling Green weather information. Also check out Landon Hampton on Facebook for the latest weather vlogs. Have a great Tuesday!