The Heat Is On!

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HEAT ADVISORY through Saturday evening for Christian, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg and Todd counties.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Warm and humid with a chance of an isolated shower.
6am: Mainly Clear, Isolated Showers 71°
8am: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers 76°
10am: Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers 82°

TURNING HOTTER:
Our weather stays unsettled through the next couple of days, with more chances for scattered thunderstorms as disturbances move through. Otherwise, expect partial sunshine with hot and humid conditions. Highs will climb into the low 90s. Mid-90s are possible Thursday with heat indices likely to reach or even exceed 100 degrees both days.

THE HEAT BUILDS:
Some of the hottest, most humid air we’ve experienced this season will be felt late week into the weekend! As temperatures increase, rain chances decrease with high pressure building in. Highs will climb into the mid 90s late week into the weekend, with upper 90s possible Sunday into Monday. Afternoon heat indices at or above the century mark are likely late in the period. It will be important to keep yourself hydrated if you must work outdoors during the hottest times of the day.

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TODAY:
Hot & Humid, Chance of Thunderstorms…High 93, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″

TONIGHT:
Muggy with a Chance of Thunderstorms…Low 73, winds Light
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″

THURSDAY:
Hot & Humid, Isolated Thunderstorms…High 94, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

Morning Fog, Afternoon Heat, Storms Tonight

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with areas of patchy dense fog. Showers possible near the Lake Cumberland region.
6am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 70°
8am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 73°
10am: Mainly Sunny 79°

VERY WARM AND UNSETTLED:
After some morning fog, skies will brighten in the days ahead but decent chances for showers and thunderstorms remain in play through midweek. With the atmosphere quite juiced up, any thunderstorm that develops may produce locally heavy downpours along with dangerous lightning. There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather for areas north of the Western KY Parkway today where a few storms may contain strong winds and hail. Highs will top out near 90. Lower 90s are forecast Wednesday with a chance for scattered thunderstorms continuing.

THE HEAT BUILDS:
Some of the hottest, most humid air we’ve experienced this season will be felt late week into the weekend! As temperatures increase, rain chances decrease with high pressure building in. Highs will climb into the mid 90s late week into the weekend, with upper 90s possible Sunday into Monday. Afternoon heat indices at or above the century mark are likely late in the period.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Chance of Thunderstorms…High 90, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.20″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 72, winds SW-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.20″

WEDNESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Warm and A Bit Unsettled This Week

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly cloudy and humid with isolated showers.
6am: Cloudy 72°
8am: Cloudy, Isolated Showers 72°
10am: Cloudy, Isolated Showers 75°

WARM AND UNSETTLED:
Several upper air disturbances look to swing through the region over the coming days – each one will keep a chance of showers and some thunderstorms in our forecast. As witnessed over the weekend, there will be times of heavy rains and gusty thunderstorms. Under the clouds and rain, temperatures will start the work week in the low to mid 80s and rise into the upper 80s by Wednesday. As a bit more sunshine works into the tropical airmass, highs will reach into the low 90s starting Thursday between any isolated showers that pop up.

THE WEEKEND AHEAD:
Highs will be very August-like as we head into the weekend along with a slight chance of an isolated shower or two. Muggy air will continue with afternoon highs in the low 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s each day.

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TODAY:
Warm & Humid, Isolated Showers…High 83, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TONIGHT:
Cloudy & Muggy, Isolated Showers…Low 70, winds SW-4
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TUESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 85, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.20″

Rain Chances Return This Weekend

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Fair to partly cloudy.
6am: Mostly Clear 63°
8am: Mostly Clear 65°
10am: Mostly Sunny 73°

A WARM FRIDAY:
Despite a few more clouds with a weak cool front easing through the Commonwealth, we stay dry today with more sunshine. We’ll go from low 60s to begin the day into the mid 80s by afternoon. Lows tonight drop back into the low 60s another time with a few clouds.

TURNING UNSETTLED:
It will feel more like Summer over the weekend into early next week. More seasonable temperatures and higher humidity levels return Saturday and will hang around through much of next week. While Saturday appears dry, we could see some scattered showers and storms on Sunday. The pattern remains unsettled with a daily chance for at least widely scattered thunderstorms Monday through Thursday. Daytime highs will range from the upper 80s to lower 90s with muggier lows around 70.

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TODAY:
Clouds and Sunshine…High 86, winds N-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy. Patchy Fog Late…Low 63, winds Calm

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 89, Low 69, winds SW-7

SUNDAY:
Warm and Humid, Afternoon Showers…High 90, Low 71, winds SW-14
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″

Warming Up, Some Rain for the Weekend

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Nice for now but the upcoming weekend will be a bit unsettled with rain chances returning along with warmer temperatures.  Courtesy: National Weather Service Louisville
Nice for now but the upcoming weekend will be a bit unsettled with rain chances returning along with warmer temperatures. Courtesy: National Weather Service Louisville

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with approaching clouds northeast.
6am: Mainly Clear 60°
8am: Mainly Clear 61°
10am: Sunny 70°

MORE NICE WEATHER:
Wednesday was gorgeous with abundant sunshine and a hint of Fall in the air with northerly breezes and temperatures cooler than average. Great weather continues for the balance of the work week. We will experience a slow warming trend. Daytime highs will climb into the mid 80s today and Friday under mostly sunny skies. Expect fair skies at night, with milder lows in the lower 60s.

SLOW WARMING TREND:
A gradual return to more August-like temperatures and humidity levels takes place over the weekend into next week. Saturday looks dry before small chances for mainly late-day thundershowers return from a series of disturbances Sunday through Tuesday. Highs climb from the mid 80s to near 90 with overnight lows turning warmer and muggier late in the period.

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TODAY:
Mix of Sun and Clouds, Warmer…High 85, winds N-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Cool…Low 61, winds Calm

FRIDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warm…High 86, winds NE-5

More Pleasant Weather To Come!

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and cooler.
6am: Clear 59°
8am: Clear 64°
10am: Sunny 71°

WONDERFUL FOR WEDNESDAY:
After several days of unsettled weather with much-needed rainfall for many, Canadian high pressure is now settling into the Ohio Valley. As a result, we will some very enjoyable weather through midweek! Highs today will once again reach the lower 80s with lots of sunshine. Clear skies and a calm wind will set the stage for unseasonably cool readings in the low to mid 50s tonight. Humidity will be low and comfortable through Thursday with plenty more sunshine expected.

SLOW WARMING TREND:
A gradual return to more August-like temperatures and humidity levels takes place over the weekend into next week. Friday and Saturday look dry before small chances for many late-day thundershowers return from a series of disturbances Sunday through Tuesday. Highs climb from the mid 80s to near 90 with overnight lows turning warmer and muggier late in the period.

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TODAY:
Sunny and Pleasant…High 81, winds N-6

TONIGHT:
Clear, Cool and Comfy…Low 55, winds Calm

THURSDAY:
Continued Sunny and Pleasant…High 85, winds N-5

Cooler, Less Humid Air Returns

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This map shows the amount of rainfall accumulated over the past four days.  Bowling Green set a new one-day rainfall record for August 11 with 1.54" which breaks the old record of 1.17" set in 1948.  Courtesy: National Weather Service Louisville, CoCoRaHS and the Kentucky Mesonet.
This map shows the amount of rainfall accumulated over the past four days. Bowling Green set a new one-day rainfall record for August 11 with 1.54″ which breaks the old record of 1.17″ set in 1948. Courtesy: National Weather Service Louisville, CoCoRaHS and the Kentucky Mesonet.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Areas of patchy fog possible with a chance of isolated showers.
6am: Partly Cloudy 68°
8am: Partly Cloudy 72°
10am: Isolated Showers 74°

RAIN MOVES OUT:
The cold front that brought heavy rain for much of the region on Monday continues to slide across the Ohio Valley. There will be an isolated chance for a shower today mainly east of I-65 along the Cumberland Plateau. Daytime highs will be on the cooler side of the 80s under a partly sunny sky.

COOLER AND LESS HUMID:
Much drier air flows in behind the cold front this evening bringing us some comfy air for mid-August. Sunny skies are expected Wednesday through Saturday with highs in the low to mid 80s. A slight chance of a pop-up shower is possible Sunday into Monday.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers East…High 83, winds NW-10
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Cooler…Low 58, winds Calm

WEDNESDAY:
Sunny and Pleasant…High 81, winds N-6