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Time to Fall Back, Hard Freeze on the Way

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FREEZE WARNING

FREEZE WATCH

FREEZE WARNING for Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, McLean, and Todd Cos. for the weekend. FREEZE WATCH for the rest of the WBKO viewing area Friday night/Saturday morning through Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures likely both nights with a hard freeze Sunday morning.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Chilly with scattered rain showers.
6am: Scattered Showers 46°
8am: Scattered Showers 46°
10am: Mainly Cloudy 49°

A CHILLING HALLOWEEN!
A “clipper” system sends a sharp cold front through our area today. This system will bring us a mostly cloudy day along with scattered showers that will hang around into trick-or-treat time this evening. Blustery northwest winds – gusting 20-30 mph at times – will add a chill to the air as temperatures tumble from a midday high in the low 50s to the upper 30s early this evening. As colder dives in tonight, moisture wrapping around a low pressure to our east may result in rain showers mixing with or changing over to some wet snow (no significant accumulation expected). The best chance for seeing snowflakes will be east of Bowling Green through early Saturday morning. Lows Friday night will likely dip a bit below freezing for the first time this season.

A CHILLY WEEKEND:
Saturday will feature temperatures running as much as 15-20 degrees below average for the first day of November! Afternoon readings probably won’t climb beyond the 40s. That sets us up for will be the first hard freeze of the season Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s under mainly clear skies. We’ll see readings moderate a bit with lots of sunshine Sunday afternoon.

Don’t forget: This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time! Set your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

NEXT WEEK:
Monday looks dry before a decent chance for showers arrives on Election Day night into Wednesday. Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s through the period.

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TODAY:
Blustery and Colder with Scattered Showers…Midday High 53, Temps Falling through the 40s, winds NW 17, gusts to 30
Precip. Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Rain and Snow Showers…Low 32, winds NW 14-28
Precip. Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Becoming Mostly Sunny, Quite Chilly…High 48, Low 27, winds N-9
Hard Freeze Likely

SUNDAY:
Sunny and Warmer…High 55, Low 36, winds E-5

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

Our Weather Has A Case of March Madness

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GFS model output shows a virtual roller coaster ride with temperatures along with a few chances for rain, especially Sunday.
GFS model output shows a virtual roller coaster ride with temperatures along with a few chances for rain, especially Sunday.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Scattered flurries/snow showers will gradually end. Skies will be fair to partly cloudy through daybreak.
6am: Partly Cloudy 28°
8am: Sunny 29°
10am: Sunny 34°

NICE BUT NIPPY THURSDAY:
A cold front barreled through early Wednesday morning with very windy conditions and tumbling temperatures in its wake. The chill hangs around today although we will see more sunshine return. Highs will struggle to make it into the upper 40s tomorrow afternoon. Lows tonight won’t be as cold thanks to a light southwest wind taking over. We’ll drop into the low to mid 30s by Friday morning.

WARMING BACK UP:
We’ll close out the week with nice weather Friday, along with warmer temperatures climbing back into the 60s. We stay mild into Saturday, but our next weather maker arrives Saturday evening with a decent chance for rain stretching into Sunday. Cooler weather follows to close out the weekend.

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny but Chilly…High 48, winds W-6

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear…Low 37, winds S-6

FRIDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Warmer…High 64, winds SW 18-24

The Mess Will Be Melting

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Model guidance from GFS shows a nice moderation the next 7 days as temperatures attempt to stay closer to average for this time of year.  Only a few small rain chances are forecast for the period.
Model guidance from GFS shows a nice moderation the next 7 days as temperatures attempt to stay closer to average for this time of year. Only a few small rain chances are forecast for the period.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Fair skies and very cold with hazardous driving conditions due to sleet and snow covered roadways and black ice.
6am: Partly Cloudy 13°
8am: Partly Sunny 17°
10am: Partly Sunny 24°

WINTER STORM EXITS:
Our biggest winter storm in several years – one that brought nearly 5″ of snow and sleet combined to Bowling Green – has moved out. Fair skies will take over through midweek, but we will remain unseasonably cold. Frigid temperatures greet us this morning with readings in the single digits for most! We’ll warm a little above freezing today with sunshine helping to melt snow/ice off many roads. Watch for refreezing on roadways tonight however, as readings fall back into the teens.

SLOWLY IMPROVING:
Moderating temperatures Wednesday into Thursday should go a long way toward helping our current snow/ice pack disappear. We’ll warm from the low 40s Wednesday into the mid 40s Thursday. By the end of the week, we should climb into the 50s. We may see an increase in clouds Thursday as a system cuts across the Deep South, but our area looks dry at this time.

SPRING AHEAD WEEKEND:
A weak weather maker slides in Saturday night, bringing just a slight chance for rain showers perhaps mixed with wet snow. We’ll dry out Sunday into Monday, with highs remaining seasonable in the 50s.

TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Not as Cold…High 37, winds NE-4

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 18, winds Light

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warmer…High 44, winds NE-6

Most Impactful Winter Storm Yet This Season

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WINTER STORM WARNING for Adair, Allen, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Logan, Metcalfe, McLean, Monroe, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Warren counties thru this morning

EARLY MORNING NOWCAST:
Accumulations of sleet and some snow will make travel extremely difficult this morning. Additional snow accumulation is possible through the morning.
8am: Snow 21°
10am: Snow 20°
12Noon: Cloudy 22°

WINTER STORM ISN’T DONE:
After a record one-day rainfall for Sunday, followed by hours and hours of sleet and some freezing rain, this major winter storm isn’t quite done yet. There will be a chance for snow moving through the area this morning which could produce additional accumulations of an inch or two before ending around midday. Travel is extremely hazardous – even on the main roads this morning. Any additional precipitation will come to an end this afternoon but colder air takes over and freezes everything tonight. Temperatures will continue to fall into the teens and single digits overnight and into Tuesday morning!

SLOWLY IMPROVING:
Sunshine will return for Tuesday but temperatures may only make it a few degrees above freezing, then tumble back into the teens for Tuesday night. However, moderating temperatures will help any snow and ice melt with lots of sunshine Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 40s and 50s to close out the work week.

THE UPCOMING WEEKEND:
There will be slight chances for showers but temperatures will remain mild in the 50s.

TODAY:
Chance of Snow, then Mostly Cloudy…High 22, winds N-11
Snow Ch. 100% – Additional 1″ accumulation

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Very Cold…Low 9, winds Light

TUESDAY:
Mostly Sunny…High 36, winds NE-4

Sloppy Weekend Setup

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Precipitation forecast through Monday shows potential heavy rainfall over Southern Kentucky.  However, some of what falls on Monday may be freezing rain, sleet and/or snow.
Precipitation forecast through Monday shows potential heavy rainfall over Southern Kentucky. However, some of what falls on Monday may be freezing rain, sleet and/or snow.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Clear and very cold.
6am: Clear 22°
8am: Mostly Sunny 27°
10am: Mostly Sunny 35°

WARMER FRIDAY:
February ends on a milder note as southerly winds kick in. We start the day sunny but clouds will increase in the afternoon as a disturbance heads our way. This system will bring a chance for rain showers tonight, which may mix with wet snow flakes mainly north of Bowling Green (no snow accumulation expected). Highs will climb into the mid to upper 40s with warmer lows in the mid 30s Friday night.

WEEKEND ROLLER-COASTER RIDE:
Friday night’s weak weather maker moves out Saturday morning with the rest of Saturday looking dry. We will see readings climb to near normal for the first day of March, topping out in the mid 50s. Then, our weather turns much more active. A sharp arctic front will drop southeastward into Kentucky, with a series of disturbances set to rise eastward along it. The first one arrives Sunday morning, spreading rain into South-Central KY. To the north along/north of the Ohio River, a wintry mix is likely. Afternoon readings Sunday will range from the low 40s north to the low 50s for Bowling Green south to the Tennessee line.

Rain continues Sunday night, although it may mix with freezing rain/sleet north of the Western KY Parkway as colder air eases southward. A changeover to a wintry mix is likely across much of the area Monday morning before we dry out Monday afternoon. It is much too soon to get into specifics as far as any ice/snow accumulation is concerned. However, travel impacts are possible, especially north/west of Bowling Green, Sunday night into Monday morning. Stay connected to WBKO and wbko.com as we monitor this system.

THE COLD RETURNS:
Winter just won’t go away. Very chilly temperatures return next week, with highs only in the 30s Monday through Wednesday before some moderation Thursday. Overnight lows plunge into the teens early in the week.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Increasing Clouds, Warmer…High 49, winds SE-6

TONIGHT:
Chance of Light Rain, Snow Mix North…Low 36, winds S-6
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 54, Low 43, winds S-7

SUNDAY:
Rain Likely…High 52, Low 34, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 90% – Rain Amount 0.75″

Quiet, Cold Now but Watching the Weekend

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Elevated fire danger today due to dry brush, low humidity and breezy winds.
Elevated fire danger today due to dry brush, low humidity and breezy winds.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Clear but cold with a chilly northwest wind.
6am: Clear 23°
8am: Sunny 26°
10am: Sunny 29°

STILL COLD THURSDAY:
Arctic air returned Wednesday with afternoon readings barely reaching 30 degrees! We won’t be much warmer today. A dry cold front swings through early in the day serving to reinforce the very cold air in place. Even with lots of sunshine, today’s highs will struggle just to make it above the freezing mark. With the passage of the front there will be an elevated fire danger as low humidity, breezy winds and dry brush will cause any fire to go out of control. Do not burn today! Another frigid night awaits tonight, with lows in the teens under mainly clear skies.

WARMING FOR THE WEEKEND, BUT THEN…
We’ll see a warming trend develop Friday into the weekend, although we will have to deal with a couple of weather systems. A weak weather maker arrives Friday night, with a chance for some light rain or wet snow showers. That system moves out Saturday, but another more potent system moves in on Sunday. At the moment, it appears we’ll see mainly rain from this one, although a change to a wintry mix is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning, especially for areas north/west of Bowling Green, as colder air returns. Highs Sunday may reach the mid 50s before readings plunge as arctic air comes back Monday through Wednesday.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Sunny, Breezy and Cold…High 33, winds NW-12

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Very Cold…Low 14, winds Light

FRIDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warmer…High 46, winds SE-6

Arctic Cold Followed By A Warmup

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A 7-day model blend of temperature shows a nice warmup is on the way for the weekend but will be followed by another Arctic blast next week.
A 7-day model blend of temperature shows a nice warmup is on the way for the weekend but will be followed by another Arctic blast next week.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Scattered light snow will give way to gradual sunshine.
6am: Mainly Cloudy 22°
8am: Mostly Sunny 22°
10am: Sunny 24°

WINTRY WEDNESDAY:
Old Man Winter strikes back! A disturbance moving through overnight will spread a quick round of light snow through the region, which will be long gone by this morning. Some will see just flurries while others could pick up a dusting of snowfall…enough to possibly create a few slick spots for the morning commute. The bigger story will be the cold! Even with lots of sunshine, daytime readings will only reach the upper 20s to near 30. Wind chills will bottom out in the single digits, rising only into the teens during the afternoon! Another reinforcing shot of very cold air arrive Thursday, with highs only in the 30s.

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
Fair weather continues early Friday before our next weather maker arrives with either light rain or some wet snow Friday night. A stronger system is in line for Sunday into Monday. At the moment, this one looks like mainly a rainmaker, although some mixed precip is possible on the front end of the system Sunday and on the back end of it early Tuesday.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny but Very Cold…High 29, winds NW-11

TONIGHT:
Clear and Very Cold…Low 17, winds Light

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny, A Little Warmer…High 36, winds NW-10

Light Snow, Colder by Tonight

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EARLY MORNING NOWCAST:
Partly cloudy and cold.
6am: Partly Cloudy 31°
8am: Partly Cloudy 33°
10am: Partly Cloudy 38°

ARCTIC BLAST AND A BIT OF SNOW:
February may be in its waning days, but there’s plenty more winter left! Today should feature chilly temperatures similar to Monday’s with partial sunshine and highs in the lower 40s. An arctic cold front slides through tonight with increased clouds and a chance for light snow showers. Any snow amounts will be very minor (dusting to 1/2″, at most), but with temperatures plunging into the upper teens Wednesday morning, some slick travel is possible. Wednesday will blustery and very cold despite sunshine returning. Midweek highs likely won’t climb beyond the freezing mark, with wind chills as low as the single digits Wednesday morning!

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
Fair weather continues Thursday through early Friday before our next system arrives with a chance of rain and snow Friday night. We dry out for the weekend, with temperatures remaining below normal as we enter into March. Another weather maker could bring us rain or a mix to rain Monday.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Continued Chilly…High 43, winds NE-6

TONIGHT:
Breezy & Colder, Chance of Light Snow Late…Low 18, winds NW-14
Precip Ch. 40% – Dusting to 1/2″ possible

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Cold…High 29, winds NW-11

Winter Isn’t Quite Done, Yet

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Model output shows a quick moving system with a shot of light rain changing to light snow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
Model output shows a quick moving system with a shot of light rain changing to light snow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

MORNING NOWCAST:
Clear and cold with areas of patchy black ice.
8am: Sunny 31°
10am: Sunny 36°
12Noon: Sunny 41°

WINTER NOT OVER YET:
Today will be cooler but pleasant with plenty of sunshine. However, come Tuesday we will be reminded that the calendar still reads Winter. A cold front will provide rain that changes to snow with some minor accumulation possible Tuesday night. Cold air will move in with the front and linger through the end of the work week, with daytime highs below freezing Wednesday and in the teens overnight. By Friday, afternoon temperatures will return to the upper 30s.

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
We’re looking at a quiet weekend ahead as we say goodbye to February and move into March. Expect lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the 40s.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Cooler…High 45, winds N-7

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Cold…Low 28, winds Light

TUESDAY:
Partly Sunny, Rain to Snow Late…High 43, winds NW-6