Pleasant Weather Continues into the Workweek

Happy Sunday, Bowling Green! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend of clear skies and Fall-like temperatures. More of the same is to be expected for the back-half of the weekend, but with slightly warmer temperatures this time around.

Haze created by wildfire smoke in the upper levels (Cooper Bennett – cooperwx00)

A Bright, Beautiful Sunday!

After a crisp start around 50 degrees, temperatures will gradually rise throughout the day to top off in the mid-70s. Sunshine will dominate the sky throughout your Sunday, and any chances for rain stay well south thanks to the influence of high pressure across the region.

U.S. Surface Map (NOAA/NWS)

Clear Skies Persist Well Into the Week Ahead…

MONDAY: As stated above, weather and temperature trends remain persistent well into the week ahead, and Monday is no exception. Temperatures will again start out in the upper 40s (north) to the lower 50s (south), and rise at a modest pace to reach an afternoon high in the middle 70s area-wide.

TUESDAY: With a slight uptick in cloud-cover, Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies, and an otherwise identical temperature trend when compared to the days prior. Lows Tuesday morning will start off in the lower 50s, and climb to reach a maximum daily high temperature in the middle-to-upper 70s.

WEDNESDAY: As we reach the midweek point, you guessed it, more of the same! Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures will once again be the story for Wednesday. Per the last three days, temperatures will once again start in the lower 50s in the morning hours, and top off in the upper 70s in the afternoon.

(Rain chances are virtually non-existent through the entire period.)

NAM Total Precipitation ending 12z Wed. (Pivotal Weather)

Tracking the Tropics:

With a quiet weather pattern ongoing here in the Commonwealth, lets now turn our eyes on the topics. 2020 as been an exceptionally active year in the Atlantic basin, and the chaos continues into this week as well

There are currently 3 named storms (2 in the Atlantic, 1 in the Gulf of Mexico), and an additional wave with moderate (60%) chances of development over the next five days. The 2 Atlantic storms, Teddy and Wilfred, pose little to no threat to the U.S. (at least in the near term).

Active Atlantic Storms (NOAA/NHC)

Beta, on the other hand is a different story. As shown below, Beta poses a threat to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts later this week. The storm will likely make landfall as a tropical storm or minimal hurricane along the Texas coast, and track northeastward toward Louisiana from there.

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Tropical Storm Beta Forecast Cone (NOAA/NHC)

That’ll wrap things up this Sunday morning. Enjoy the remainder of your weekend, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @wxornotBG!