The 2013 Spring Weather Radio Blitz kicks off Saturday 10am – 2pm during the Home Expo at the Sloan Convention Center. We’ll have Midland NOAA Weather Radios available for purchase and we will program them at the WBKO booth.
Periods of light snow will continue to fall this morning causing some accumulation in mainly grassy areas and rooftops. However, a slick spot or two is possible on less-traveled or untreated roadways.
COLD START TO MARCH:
Even though we’re heading into March with the start of Spring now less than three weeks away, Winter refuses to let go! A pesky upper air low over the Great Lakes continues to spin more low cloudiness along with light precipitation into our region. Another in a series of disturbances is moving through today bringing us numerous rain/snow showers during the day, going over to snow showers tonight. Snow accumulations will be mainly on the order of just a dusting for most places although a few locations could pick up 1/2″ where heavier snow showers develop. Some icy spots may develop on roadways tonight into Saturday morning when readings dip below freezing. Highs will only reach the upper 30s, with upper 20s for lows tonight.
NO WEEKEND WARMUP:
The cold stays firmly locked in over the Blue Grass state this weekend! Expect highs only in the upper 30s Saturday and Sunday with cold lows in the low 20s Saturday night, well below average for early March. We’ll have a chance for a few lingering snow flurries Saturday, otherwise the weekend appears dry.
MORE WINTRY WEATHER NEXT WEEK?
Monday looks a bit warmer with fair skies before our next system arrives late Monday night into Tuesday. Temperatures appear marginal at this time, but a mix of rain and snow looks likely Tuesday before a change to all snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. It’s far too soon to say how substantial snow amounts could be from this weather maker, but we’ll track it closely over the coming days. Some moderation in temps is forecast by late next week.
Occasional Rain and Snow Showers…High 39, winds NW-7
Precip Ch: 70% Snow Amount: 1/2 inch
Occasional Snow Showers…Low 29, winds N-4
Snow Ch: 50% Snow Amount: up to 1″
AM Snow Showers, then Mostly Cloudy…High 37, Low 23, winds NW-8
Snow Ch: 20% Snow Amount: Dusting
Mostly Sunny and Cold…High 38, Low 23, winds N-7
If you’re still looking for that last minute gift for Father’s Day, why not get Dad a NOAA weather radio? It’s rugged, it makes loud noises and it very well could save his life. This is especially true if your Dad likes to hunt, fish or go camping. Midland Radio makes a portable model that is not only programmable but will scan for the nearest NOAA weather radio signal no matter where he is. We will be selling that model – along with the conventional desktop radio – tomorrow from 10am to Noon at Walgreens in Russellville. Come by and see us, get a weather radio for Dad and we’ll program it for free. You’re welcome!
Mainly clear this morning with temperatures starting in the upper 50s to low 60s.
HOTTER AND MORE HUMID
Temperatures were a little warmer with the humidity also up a bit Thursday and the heat and humidity will be more noticeable for today. Under mostly sunny skies, highs should top out around 90° in the afternoon. The added humidity combined with the heating of the day may set off one or two isolated showers or thundershowers this afternoon, but most of the area will stay dry. It will be warm and muggy tonight under mostly clear skies.
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND:
Dear ol’ Dad may want to hang out in the air conditioning or in the swimming pool this weekend, as more very warm and humid weather is in store. Slim chances for a few renegade, late-day thundershowers remain in play for both Saturday and Sunday, but for the most part, fair skies will dominate. Expect highs both days around 90°, with warm overnight lows in the upper 60s.
The official start of Summer is next Wednesday and Mother Nature will be right on cue with things getting a little hotter as the week progresses. We’ll see highs climb into the lower 90s each day, with warm and sticky overnights. We could use rain, but the chances for it stay very minimal through next week.
Mostly Sunny, Isolated Afternoon Showers…High 90, winds S-7
Partly Cloudy, Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 68, winds Calm
Mostly Sunny, Isol’d T/Storms…High 90, Low 68, winds SW-6
Mostly Sunny, Isol’d T/Storms…High 90, Low 68, winds SW-7
Join Chris Allen and his wife Shelia, along with other WBKO viewers on a New England Adventure, September 23rd through October 1st! You have until July 11th to reserve your seat. CLICK HERE for full details!
It will be your last chance before the holidays to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio and get it programmed on the spot!
Come join me and Shane Holinde tomorrow from 10am to Noon at Bowling Green’s newest Walgreens store at the corner of Scottsville Road and Shive Lane. We’ll have both the Midland Radio desktop and hand-held models for sale – starting at $29.99 + tax and batteries (hand-helds run $34.99) – then Shane and I will program them for the location where you live.
The Scottsville Road Walgreens seems to be excited as well. Check it out…
What better time to think about the safety and security of your loved ones than the holidays.
And we have the perfect gift…a weather radio!
For a small investment of around $30 (depending on the model) and a few batteries, you can have a programmable, alert-ready weather radio to warn a friend or family member wherever they may be!
For the past 7 years, WBKO and the First Alert Storm Team has been in partnership with Midland Radio – the leading manufacturer of all-hazards radios – to bring the significance of having a NOAA Weather Radio as part of an overall personal preparedness plan.
This Saturday, me, Shane and Stephanie will be at the new Walgreens in Leitchfield from 10am to Noon. If you’re in Leitchfield, Grayson County or surrounding areas, this will be your best opportunity to purchase either the desktop model or new portable hand-held radio and have them programmed by us on the spot!
We will be hitting some other newer Walgreens locations in the coming weeks such as the one in Russellville on November 12th and the new Bowling Green store on Scottsville Road at Shive Lane on November 19th.
November is thought of as a “second season” for tornadoes in our part of the country so it not only pays to have a NOAA Weather Radio as a gift to give someone this holiday season but to have ready at your home or office…not “if”, but “when” severe weather strikes.
These radios are programmable so you are only warned for the county or counties that you select. We will be there Saturday from 10am to Noon to assist you with the programming process.
We hope to see you Saturday in Leitchfield!