Good Morning, Fall, it is Nice to See You

The Headline

The major headline is that Fall has paid us a visit for these next few days. It is legit, and really pretty exciting as I love Fall.

This morning’s lows were very fall-like! h/t KY Mesonet

I’m gonna be real honest: this forecast post won’t be too long, and I’m not sure it could be long. The weather the next few days is looking absolutely perfect.


The big trough that is affecting us right now is forecast to shift northeastward, and stall a little bit, becoming part of another trough to move into our area by Saturday. This should keep us in northwesterly to northeasterly flow, keeping us cool as well.


It is pretty exciting because I have been waiting for this kind of weather for months now. I hate the heat, so this cool weather is very welcomed. Plus, college football started and this is football weather.


Even better than the cool temps? They’ll occur with mostly sunny skies the next few days.


It is pretty exciting. Anticipate highs in the 70-77°F range!

The Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with highs around 70°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies and lows around 51°F.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with highs around 75°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies, with lows around 54°F.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with highs around 77°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies, with lows around 51°F.

Hurricane Irma

Considering it’s gonna be sunny and amazing outside the next few days, I figure I will talk about Hurricane Irma. This is likely indirectly affecting many of us, with parents, grandparents, or friends living on on the coast of the Atlantic from South Carolina through southern Florida.

Hurricane Irma nearing its peak intensity yesterday morning. h/t COD Weather

There are a couple scenarios that may play out, and both look bad. One is that Irma may make landfall south of Miami and rake the eastern coast of Florida. The NHC is forecasting this in their ‘official’ track.

This is the forecast path of Irma from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The cone around the path represents the uncertainty in the forecast, showing just how may solutions could happen. h/t NHC

The models are split. Some take it through southern Florida, and then back over the Atlantic only to make another landfall in South Carolina. Others have it staying off the Florida coastline by 50 to 100 miles, and striking South Carolina as a much stronger storm. Both would be bad, leading to some stressed meteorologists.

If you have family in southern Florida, I would recommend asking them to evacuate northward. The risks are far too high to remain in that region. If you have family in South Carolina, I would recommend telling them to being preparing for impacts from this.

The NHC’s estimation of the most likely time for the arrival of Tropical Storm force winds along the coastline. h/t NHC

As always, refer to for more info on Irma! And tell any relatives/friends to listen to emergency managers in that region. They know what to do more than anyone else will. And also: Irma may bring heavy rainfall to KY next week, just FYI.

Well, that is all I have for today! Be sure to follow @wxornotBG and @WKUweather for the latest Bowling Green weather information. Have a great day!