Thursday Noon Update

As of noon, temperatures are already cruising along just below 90°. The only exception to that is in the Scottsville area where rain has cooled the temperature to the mid 70s. However, with dew points in the low to mid 70s, it feels more like the upper 90s across the area, which is just downright gross.

Noon Temperatures - Kentucky Mesonet
Noon Temperatures – Kentucky Mesonet

As mentioned earlier, we’ve had a few pop up showers across the region. A majority of these have been across the south and east parts of the region. We’ll likely see this continue during the rest of the afternoon as highs top out around 92°. High resolution models indicate that storms should exit the region just before evening.

HRRR Model Simulated Radar - Valid this afternoon thru overnight - weatherbell.com
HRRR Model Simulated Radar – Valid this afternoon thru overnight – weatherbell.com

There’s a very small chance of some thunderstorms during the overnight hours, however I believe these should stay to the west of the region. However, it is worth noting that the Storm Prediction Center has shifted it’s current severe weather outlook a bit to the south. Thus, northern parts of Butler and Edmonson County are now included in a “marginal” risk of severe weather. Think of this as a level 1 out of 5 threat.

Severe Weather Outlook - Valid Today - NOAA SPC
Severe Weather Outlook – Valid Today – NOAA SPC

Heavy rain, lightning, and damaging wind are the main hazards if storms do move into the area. Lows will drop off to around 75° once again.

As always, be sure to follow @wxornotBG and @WKUweather for the latest Bowling Green weather information. I’ll also be tweeting over @jacobwilkinswx, so give me a follow if you’d like! Have a great afternoon!