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Mainly clear this morning with increasing high clouds expected toward midday.
QUIET START, STORMY END:
The cold front that brought heavy downpours and strong storms to parts of the area Tuesday will return today in the form of a warm front. As the front pushes northward, Southern Kentucky will be in the “warm sector” before a cold front punches through the region late tonight and early Friday. This will set us up for the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. A SLIGHT RISK of severe storms exists over all of the WBKO viewing area with the main threat being damaging straight-line winds and large hail. There is also the possibility for an isolated tornado or two. Rainfall could also be heavy at times with some locations picking up a half-inch or more in a short amount of time. Stay connected to WBKO and WBKO.com on your PC, smartphone and keep your NOAA weather radio on to monitor the latest developments. You can also watch our 24 hour First Alert Live Radar stream at Ustream.tv – search word: WBKO.
A BIG COOLDOWN, THEN WARMING UP AGAIN:
A few showers may linger through Friday morning but much cooler air will move in with highs only in the upper 60s. But, the late week cool-down will be short-lived as things start heating back up late in the weekend into next week. Saturday looks good at this time for outdoor events such as the Glasgow Highland Games as well as the 400 Mile Yard Sale. Some small chances for rain show up again early next week. Readings jump back up to near 90° for daytime highs late in the period.
Partly Sunny, Afternoon Thunderstorms…High 85, winds SW-11
Precip Chance 70% – Rain Amount .25″
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…Low 61, winds W-10
Precip Chance 70% – Rain Amount .20-.50″
Morning Showers, then Mostly Cloudy…High 67, winds NW-11
Precip Chance 30% – Rain Amount .05″
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Mainly clear this morning with temperatures in the upper 60s into the 70s.
THE HEAT IS ON!
Lots of sun and a breezy southwest wind sent temperatures warming into the upper 80s Thursday. We should see readings warm further into the low 90s today with plenty of sunshine. A cold front moving out of the Midwest gets about as far south as the Ohio River today but that’s as close as this system should come to us. Therefore, we will stay dry with any rain from this weak system. Skies remain fair tonight with warm and muggy lows near 70 degrees.
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Get set for a HOT Memorial Day weekend! Highs will soar into the mid 90s Saturday and Sunday, with low 90s expected Monday. Humdities will gradually climb as the weekend wears on making it feel even hotter than actual temperatures during each afternoon. The last time our area was this hot was on Labor Day weekend of last year. Aside from just a slim chance for a few isolated late day thunderstorms Monday, the rest of the weekend appears dry.
If you plan to spend time outdoors with cookouts or pool/lake outings, you’ll want to keep yourself hydrated, wear light weight/light colored clothes, and try to avoid strenuous activities during the hottest time of the day. Since mostly sunny skies should dominate our weekend, it would be a good idea to keep exposed skin protected with plenty of sunscreen to limit sunburn potential.
CHANGES NEXT WEEK:
It appears we’ll catch a break in the heat beginning Tuesday. That’s when a cold front is slated to move in from the northwest. This gives us a better chance for scattered showers and storms along with a cooldown. Highs drop into the 80s Tuesday through Thursday, with overnight lows falling from the muggy 70s into the mid 60s late in the period.
Sunny, Hot & Humid…High 92, winds SW-10
Mainly Clear and Muggy…Low 70, winds Calm
Sunny, Hot & Humid…High 94, Low 70, winds SW-7
Heat Index near 100°
Sunny, Hot & Humid…High 95, Low 73, winds SW-6
Heat Index near 100°
Partly Sunny, Isolated PM Showers…High 92, Low 71, winds SW-6
Precip Chance 20% – Rain Amount .05″
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Partly cloudy skies this morning with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.
A weak frontal boundary that sparked a few showers and thunderstorms yesterday has stalled in the Tennessee Valley this morning. This means we’ll see lots of sunshine with a few high clouds at times but humidity levels will be a little lower than in previous days. Afternoon highs will still be above normal in the mid 70s.
Another disturbance moves in for Friday as the boundary to our south returns northward as a warm front. There is a SLIGHT RISK for a few strong to severe storms mainly north and east of Bowling Green into Central Kentucky Friday afternoon with the primary threats being gusty winds and large hail. Afternoon highs will reach around 80 degrees with the warm air in place. The rest of the Palm Sunday weekend looks great with highs in the 70s and mostly sunny skies.
EARLY NEXT WEEK:
All signs point to another frontal system moving in late Monday with a chance for strong thunderstorms as it moves through. Behind it comes a bit of a cooldown, although it will still be warm for early April with highs in the low 70s and overnight lows in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Partly Sunny and A Little Cooler… High 75, Winds NE-5
Partly Cloudy & Mild… Low 54, Winds NE-3
Partly Sunny, Afternoon Thunderstorms…High 80, winds SW-10
Precip Chance: 40% Rain Amount: .10″