Beautiful Easter Weekend!

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Partly cloudy and mild.
6am: Partly Cloudy 48°
8am: Partly Cloudy 53°
10am: Partly Cloudy 62°

WARMING CONTINUES:
We had no problem getting back into the 60s Thursday thanks to more sunshine and a light southerly breeze. The warming trend continues for Good Friday despite some morning clouds with a weak front clipping through the region. Outside of a remote chance for an isolated shower over mainly western sections, we look to stay dry through the day. Highs climb into the upper 60s to near 70 as morning clouds give way to more sun as the day progresses. Tonight’s lows will be seasonably mild, dropping into the upper 40s.

EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Both Saturday and Easter Sunday will be spectacular for any outdoor activities such as cookouts, Easter egg hunts and sunrise services. Highs will warm into the mid 70s Saturday before climbing into the upper 70s Easter Sunday. Lows will moderate into the low to mid 50s.

SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED:
A few showers will move through Monday and Tuesday along with a rumble of thunder or two. Daytime readings hold in the 70s early next week before jumping into the low 80s toward the end of the period.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers…High 69, winds SE-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Mild…Low 47, winds Calm

SATURDAY:
Sunny and Warm…High 75, Low 48, winds NE-9

EASTER SUNDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warmer…High 78, Low 54, winds S-8

A Warmup That Will Last A While

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FROST ADVISORY late tonight/early Thursday for areas along and east of I-65.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and cool with a few high clouds.
6am: Mainly Clear 43°
8am: Mostly Sunny 46°
10am: Mostly Sunny 56°

QUIETLY WARMER:
High pressure is large and in charge of the weather the next few days. Like Wednesday, we will see lots of sunshine again today along with a few high clouds at times. Afternoon highs will reach into the mid 60s aided by a south wind. As a rather weak disturbance approaches the region tonight, clouds will be on the increase with a slight chance of a shower on Good Friday. Overnight lows will be mild in the upper 40s.

EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Both Saturday and Easter Sunday will be spectacular for any outdoor activities such as cookouts, Easter egg hunts and sunrise services. Highs will warm into the low to mid 70s and lows will moderate into the low to mid 50s.

SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED:
A few showers will move through Monday and Tuesday along with a rumble of thunder or two but temperatures will remain in the low to mid 70s.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warmer…High 66, winds SE-6

TONIGHT:
Increasing Clouds…Low 48, winds S-4

GOOD FRIDAY:
Partly Sunny, Slight Chance of Showers…High 68, winds NE-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

Easter Weekend Preview: Warmer

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Current average high is 70°.  We will warm up through the Easter holiday weekend and return back to average temps.
Current average high is 70°. We will warm up through the Easter holiday weekend and return back to average temps.

FREEZE WARNING this morning as temperatures fall into the mid and upper 20s

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and chilly with areas of widespread frost.
6am: Clear 30°
8am: Sunny 36°
10am: Sunny 44°

TEMPORARY FREEZE:
Despite sunshine returning after morning rain and wet snow showers, readings struggled to make it past the mid 40s Tuesday. Overnight lows dropped into the upper 20s – very close to the record of 27° set in 1928! Any tender vegetation may be impacted by widespread frost early this morning.

EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Full sunshine returns today as temperatures recover to near 60° with readings into the mid and upper 60s for the end of the work week and into the holiday weekend. There will be a chance for more showers and thunderstorms Good Friday but much of the Easter weekend will be mostly rain-free with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s which is close to average. Some rain showers return Sunday night and Monday ending on Tuesday.

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TODAY:
Sunny and Warmer…High 60, winds SE-8

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear, Not As Cold…Low 39, winds S-4

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Even Warmer…High 66, winds SE-6

Freeze Warning Tonight

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FREEZE WARNING late Tuesday/early Wednesday as temperatures fall into the mid and upper 20s

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Breezy and colder with showers ending, possibly mixed with wet snow. Gradual clearing from west to east.
6am: Drizzle 36°
8am: Cloudy 38°
10am: Partly Sunny 39°

APRIL-ARY?
The cold front that brought a rainy, windy day to Southern Kentucky Monday has now moved east of Bowling Green. After a warm, almost Summer-like weekend, colder air rushed in last evening with temperatures tumbling 20-30 degrees from the low 70s we had early Monday. A few scattered showers and drizzle will persist early this morning along with the possibility of wet snowflakes mixing at times.

FREEZE WATCH:
Skies will gradually clear from west to east today but a stiff north wind behind the cold front will keep temperatures from hitting 50° this afternoon. As the wind settles tonight, a clear sky and high pressure overhead, we’re likely to see a widespread hard freeze across Southern Kentucky. Overnight lows will drop into the mid and upper 20s which could have an impact on any new vegetation not hardy enough to take the cold.

EASTER WEEKEND:
Sunshine returns Wednesday as temperatures recover to near 60° with readings into the mid and upper 60s for the end of the work week and into the holiday weekend. There will be a chance for more showers and thunderstorms Good Friday but much of the Easter weekend will be mostly rain-free with highs in the upper 60s which is close to average. Some rain showers return Sunday night and Monday with slightly cooler temperatures for the beginning of the new work week.

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TODAY:
Gradual Clearing, Breezy and Colder…High 47, winds N-13

TONIGHT:
Clear and Cold with a Hard Freeze…Low 28, winds Calm

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warmer…High 60, winds SE-8

Rain, Wind, Frost: Must Be April in Kentucky!

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WIND ADVISORY until 2pm today with wind gusts around 40mph
FREEZE WATCH late Tuesday/early Wednesday as temperatures fall into the mid and upper 20s

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mostly cloudy, breezy with periods of rain and thunder.
6am: Rain 64°
8am: Rain 63°
10am: Rain 65°

BIG CHANGES:
Moisture ahead of a strong cold front is setting off periods of rain and a few thunderstorms this morning. Many locations look to pick up around a half-inch or more of rain today. In addition, winds will be gusty to 40mph, especially near stronger thunderstorms. Highs will start near 70° this morning but hang around the 60s for awhile until the front moves through and drops us into the upper 30s tonight!

APRIL FREEZE?
The rainy, windy weather will gradually move away early Tuesday. Skies will clear but a stiff north wind behind the cold front will keep temperatures from hitting 50° Tuesday afternoon. As the wind settles, skies clear and high pressure moves overhead, we’re likely to see a widespread hard freeze across Southern Kentucky Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Overnight lows will drop into the mid and upper 20s!

EASTER WEEKEND:
Sunshine returns Wednesday as temperatures recover to near 60° with readings into the mid and upper 60s for the end of the work week and into the holiday weekend. There will be a chance for more showers and thunderstorms Good Friday but much of the Easter weekend will be rain-free with highs in the upper 60s which is close to average.

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TODAY:
Occasional Rain and Thunderstorms… High 70, winds W-18
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount: 0.25-.50″

TONIGHT:
Rain Likely, Turning Colder…Low 38, winds NW-13
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount: 0.25″

TUESDAY:
Partly Cloudy, Breezy and Colder…High 47, winds N-13

A Warm Weekend but Cooler Times Ahead

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Temperatures will run above average for the weekend but will cool down again for the beginning of next week.
Temperatures will run above average for the weekend but will cool down again for the beginning of next week.

SOME RAIN FRIDAY:
Our next weather-maker arrives this morning in the form of a weak cold front. We’ll have chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms to close out the work week, although not everyone will see rain. Highs will be cooler but should still reach the low 70s. Rain ends tonight with lows in the lower 50s.

THE WEEKEND:
At this time, the weekend appears mainly dry and sunny before rain chances return late Sunday night. It will be quite warm, with afternoon highs climbing from the mid 70s Saturday to near 80 Sunday.

NEXT WEEK:
Monday looks wet with numerous showers and thunderstorms likely. Temperatures will turn much cooler early next week, with highs falling back into the low 50s Tuesday. There could be some concern for frost toward the middle of next week, as lows dip into the mid 30s. Some warming is forecast late in the period.

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TODAY:
M/Cloudy, Scat’d Showers & T/Showers… High 71, winds SW-11
Precip Chance 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″

TONIGHT:
Showers Ending, Becoming Partly Cloudy…Low 52, winds Calm

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 78, Low 57, winds SW-12

SUNDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 80, Low 61, winds S-15

More April Showers

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Current water vapor imagery shows another disturbance moving in with moist air which will bring us another chance for showers today.
Current water vapor imagery shows another disturbance moving in with moist air which will bring us another chance for showers today.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Expect mostly cloudy skies with areas of light rain/drizzle at times.
6am: Cloudy/Drizzle 42°
8am: Partly Sunny 45°
10am: Partly Sunny 53°

STILL UNSETTLED TUESDAY:
After a sometimes soggy Monday, another system – this one an upper air disturbance – swings through today with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. A couple of storms could produce small hail, but severe weather is not expected. Highs should top out in the lower 60s. Rain ends this evening with clearing and chilly conditions overnight.

WARMING UP AGAIN:
More abundant sunshine returns Wednesday. It remains cool through midweek before much warmer temperatures return Thursday and Friday. Highs jump from near 60 Wednesday into the lower 70s by late week. Our next chance for showers and thunderstorms arrives Friday.

THE WEEKEND:
At this time, the weekend appears mainly dry before rain chances return late Sunday night into Monday. Highs warm into the mid and upper 70s over the weekend.

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TODAY:
Ch. Scat’d Showers & A Few T/Storms…HIgh 62, NW-9
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.15″

TONIGHT:
Mostly Cloudy, Isolated Showers…Low 38, winds NW-6
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.02″

WEDNESDAY:
Sunny and Pleasant…High 64, winds W-10