A Break in The Weather Monotony Has Arrived

Hey, folks! I am back and am ready to roll into this forecast and upcoming forecasts. I am excited to be back from Colorado this past week, but honestly? I miss the weather there already! It was awesome. You ever heard of ‘dry heat’? They had similar temps to us all week (low to mid 90s), but they didn’t have the humidity to go along with it.

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Yeah, it is amazing. As soon as I walked out the airport yesterday I was like…

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But it was an awesome week, and I learned a lot. Now I am back to forecasting for you folks!

Overall Set-up

Well, before I begin this, I wanted to show you a really cool satellite image from the GOES-16 satellite:

Preliminary and non-operational data, FYI. h/t COD Weather

Look at all that fog this morning around the rivers. I love seeing river fog on satellite. Cool air drains into the valleys, its warmer above and around the valley, and this prevents the air from rising completely out of the valley. It cools and condenses, forming fog around the river.

h/t http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/m/d/mdw5005/meteo481.html

Anyways, the basic atmospheric setup over the next several days is pretty simple, and should help to break up the monotony of the crazy heat and humidity that we had last week. For mid-July standards, we are situated within a relatively amplified pattern. The ridges/troughs are not particularly strong at the time, but they are relatively amplified. We happen to be set up within the trough portion of this.

The current mid-level pattern. h/t SPC

Last night, a weak shortwave trough moved southeastward from southern Canada through Wisconsin and into central Illinois. This will be the primary source of concern, as it and an associated (albeit weak) surface cold front move southeastward.

See that cold front in Illinois? Don’t worry about it too much. h/t COD Weather

This won’t really do much, and the cold front should weaken some more as it approaches the region. This will likely sit near the region, and become a source for isolated storms on Monday and Tuesday, but really, I wouldn’t expect too much. This trough is fairly week, so I’m not expecting anything more than isolated storms.

The hi-res NAM shows the potential for storms tomorrow evening. h/t pivotalweather.com

Now temperatures? I would expect them to be fairly normal, maybe a couple degrees above normal, but nothing too crazy. Upper 80s and lower 90s through Tuesday. And yes, unfortunately the humidity should return in full by Tuesday evening at the latest.

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Forecast Summary

Today: Partly cloudy, with highs around 89°F. Overnight, look for partly cloudy skies and maybe an isolated storm late. Lows around 67°F.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, with isolated afternoon storms. Highs around 91°F. Overnight, look for partly cloudy skies, with lows around 70°F.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies, with isolated storms. Highs around 91°F. Overnight, look for partly cloudy skies, and lows around 71°F.

What does this mean for you?

Well, while the heat and humidity won’t be as bad as it was last week, it will return by Tuesday evening. BUT even with that, storm chances aren’t looking too high over the next couple of days. I don’t see more than an isolated storm chance tomorrow or Tuesday, so that is a plus.

This weather is worthy of a bat flip (also Go Blue Jays).
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Evening sport activities look to be a go the next couple of days with that forecast, so that is a major plus. Hopefully your game time isn’t exactly during the one isolated storm that pops during the afternoon. These are largely expected during peak heating of the day, so you should be fine!

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It’ll feel like summer, so dress accordingly if you are going to be outdoors in the afternoon and evening, and be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Outside of the heat and humidity returning pretty gradually over the next couple of days, there isn’t too much to be concerned about ruining any afternoon and evening plans.

Well, that is all I have for you this morning!Be sure to follow @wxornotBG and @WKUweather for the latest Bowling Green weather information, and like Landon Hampton on Facebook! Have a wonderful Sunday!