Real-Time Regional Radars:
Today 5/21 – Partly Cloudy; Iso’d Strong Storms – High 88° / Tonight – Partly Cloudy; Iso’d Strong Storms – Low 68°
6am 65˚ – 9am 73˚ – 12pm 84˚ – 3pm 88˚ – 6pm 83˚ – 9pm 77˚
A fabulous day, for the most part, is shaping up across the region today. We’ll see highs in the upper 80s with winds out of the southwest around 10 mph. However, a stationary front will begin to sag slowly southward over the coming days. This will provide some lift in the region to spark off a few isolated showers & thunderstorms.
The storms are expected to remain isolated in nature due to a strong cap over the region. However, if any storms do form, they will do so in a highly unstable environment. This means the storms may contain prolific lightning, heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds. I am not too concerned for the tornado threat in our area.
The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring our region for severe weather. They have a slight (think enhanced) risk area for severe weather (yellow shaded) located just to our north for this afternoon and evening:
Thu – Partly Cloudy; Scat’d Strong Storms – High 85° / Thu Night – Partly Cloudy; Storms Ending – Low 61°
We’ll continue to see highs in the 80s throughout Thursday. That stationary front will continue to shift slowly southward throughout the day. This will increase our thunderstorm chances. It looks like we won’t have as many issues with capping on Thursday, so I expect the thunderstorms to be a little more widespread.
With that being said, a majority of the thunderstorms should remain to the south of our region. Some strong/severe storms are possible and may contain hail and high winds. Any storms that do form will be obnoxiously loud and contain heavy rain. The SPC outlook for Thursday DOES include us in an enhanced risk for severe weather:
As the front slowly makes its way south, it will transform into a cold front. This cold front won’t be quite as strong as the last one the plummeted temperatures across the region. It will allow for cooler overnight conditions as we can expect lows to be in the upper 50s to lower 60s across the region. It sounds like a good opportunity to save on that electric bill by opening the windows.
This guy agrees…
Friday – 5/23 Mostly Sunny; High 78° / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 61°
Let’s just say Friday’s weather will be awesome. The aforementioned cold front will move through the region on Thursday night, which will knock our temperatures back just a bit. Expect high’s to be in the upper 70s on Friday. That’s basically the best temperature ever. Wind and clouds won’t be too much of an issue. We should get our golf on…just remember to yell, “Fore!”
That about wraps up this post. Be sure to monitor the regional radar if thunderstorms do develop across the region. Remember to always stay tuned to @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter for all the latest Bowling Green weather updates. Have a good day!