Mainly clear with areas of patchy fog through the morning.
8am: Sunny 53°
10am: Sunny 65°
Noon: Sunny 73°
MORE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER:
As high pressure reigns supreme over the region, our nice weather will remain in place. The end of the week will start mostly clear with skies turning partly sunny by afternoon as fair weather clouds build in to the area. Highs will be in the upper 70s both today and Saturday. Overnight low temperatures will reach the low to mid 50s with a little patchy fog.
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND:
A weak front moves in late weekend with just a slight chance for a shower late Sunday. Columbus Day (Monday) will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.
BIG CHANGES NEXT WEEK:
A major storm system moves across the Plains and into the Ohio River Valley late Tuesday into Wednesday bringing a chance of rain and possibly thunderstorms. Behind this system will come a shot of colder air which will bring temperatures down some 10-15° below average!
Sunny & Warm…High 79, winds NE-3
Mainly Clear with Patchy Fog…Low 52, winds Calm
Mostly Sunny & Warm…High 78, Low 56, winds SW-4
Partly Sunny, Isolated Shower Possible…High 77, Low 57, winds N-3
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.02″
Mainly clear this morning with temperatures starting in the upper 60s and low 70s, rising to near 82° by 10am and around 85° by noon.
Afternoon readings Monday once again topped out in the mid 80s for Bowling Green, holding just below average for late August. As the week progresses, however, a massive ridge of high pressure over the Central Plains will expand eastward. This means more heat will build over the Ohio Valley. Look for daytime temps to slowly climb from the upper 80s today into the lower 90s by late week. Lows at night will also rise into the muggy low 70s. Any shot at rain looks extremely remote through the end of the week.
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of Summer, and it will certainly feel like it! There looks to be little overall change with the weather pattern, save for slight chances for isolated thundershowers returning late in the weekend. Highs will reach the low 90s with lows at night in the 70s.
Mostly Sunny, Very Warm and Humid…High 88, winds SW-7
Mostly Clear with Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 69, winds Calm
Mostly Sunny, Very Warm and Humid…High 90, winds W-8
Partly cloudy, warm and muggy this morning with temperatures starting in the upper 60s and low 70s, rising to near 86° by 10am and around 91° by noon.
WEEK ENDS STEAMY:
Our heat wave rolls right into today with plenty of humidity to go around. There will be a continued chance for widely scattered thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds, with highs topping out in the low 90s. The heat combined with muggy conditions may once again send heat indices soaring to around 100°. Storms diminish tonight with warm lows in the mid 70s.
UNSETTLED AND A TAD COOLER:
A cold front over the Midwest sags southward into the Ohio Valley Saturday. This will promote better chances for showers and thunderstorms over the weekend. While the entire weekend should not be a washout, the possibility for storms with locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning will be present throughout. Highs drop a bit from the low 90s Saturday to the upper 80s Sunday.
The front dropping into the region over the weekend will stall out and eventually wash out. This means a continued risk for a shower or storm each day through Wednesday. Highs climb from the upper 80s Monday back into the low 90s by the end of the period.
Hot & Humid, Chance of a Thunderstorm…High 93, winds SW-7
Heat Index around 100°
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.02″
Partly Cloudy, Warm & Muggy…Low 75, winds Calm
Hot & Humid, Chance of T/Storms…High 91, Low 72, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″
Scattered Showers and T/Storms…High 87, Low 71, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.35″
Mainly clear with some high clouds approaching from the north as the morning wears on. Temperatures will start in the upper 60s and low 70s and rise to near 83° by 10am and around 88° by noon. A few isolated showers may begin to pop-up along the Ohio River.
HOT AND HUMID:
Our weather has reverted back to a pattern more typical for July, as 90s made their return Monday. Expect similar heat along with high humidity today. The day will feature partly sunny skies with slight chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will once again top out around 90°, but heat indices could climb into the upper 90s late in the day.
STORMS FOR MIDWEEK:
A cold front moves in from the Midwest Wednesday, bringing with it increased chances for showers and thunderstorms. Some storms late Wednesday could be strong with locally heavy rainfall. A chance for scattered storms continues for Thursday, especially along/east of I-65, before everyone dries out Thursday night. Highs will reach the lower 90s Wednesday before coming down into 80s Thursday. Lows will also cool from the lower 70s into the upper 60s by Thursday night.
COOLER, LESS HUMID:
It appears we’ll catch a break in the heat along with less humid air Friday into the start of the weekend. The end of the week looks dry before slight chances for late day pop-up storms return Sunday into Monday as muggier air makes a comeback. Highs will be in the 80s.
Hot & Humid. Isolated T/Storms…High 92, winds SW-7
Precip Chance: 20% Rain Amount: 0.10″
Partly Cloudy. Isolated T/Storms…Low 73, winds SW-7
Precip Chance: 20% Rain Amount: 0.10″
Periods of Rain and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-12
Precip Chance: 50% Rain Amount: 0.50″
Increasing clouds this morning with the possibility of a sprinkle or flurry mainly west of I-65 and along the I-69/I-24 corridor.
CLOUDS MOVE BACK IN:
After a nice-looking but unseasonably cold Thursday, we’ll at least have some moderation in temperatures today. Clouds will thicken over the area, though, as a disturbance passes to our south. There will be a slight chance late in the day into tonight for some light rain (possibly mixed with light sleet/wet snow), with the best chance being along the KY/TN border. Highs will reach the upper 40s this afternoon with lows tpnight in the low to mid 30s.
At this time, most of Saturday appears dry and a bit milder, even though clouds hang around. By Saturday night, a more intense storm system emerges from the Plains states, bringing widespread rain and maybe even some thunderstorms to the area by Sunday. As colder air works back in Sunday night, rain may mix with or change over to light snow before ending Monday morning. The best chance for significant snow accumulations is north of our area, mainly along/north of the Ohio River. Highs will reach the mid 50s Saturday before falling back into the chilly 40s late in the weekend.
CAN’T SHAKE THE CHILL:
Old Man Winter just doesn’t seem to go away next week! Highs and lows stay well below late March averages, with daytime readings only in the 40s Monday through Wednesday before climbing a bit into the low 50s Thursday. Lows at night will be mainly in the upper 20s. Dry conditions are expected late Monday through Thursday.
Partly Cloudy, Afternoon Showers Possible…High 48, winds SE-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Precip Amount 0.05″
Cloudy, Chance of Light Rain…Low 35, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 40% – Precip Amount 0.10″
P/Sunny, PM Showers and T/Storms…High 56, Low 38, winds NE-9
Precip Ch. 80% – Precip Amount 0.35″
Rain Likely, PM Snow Showers…High 50, Low 32, winds W-12
Precip Ch. 60% – Precip Amount 0.25″
No snow accumulation expected.
Light rain is likely this morning. A few places could see heavy, wet snowflakes mixing with the rain – especially further north near the Ohio River. This is where some isolated slush could accumulate on roadways and in grassy areas.
MAINLY RAINY, BUT…
Moisture associated with an upper air low heading out of the Southern Plains arrives this morning. Expect the precip to be mainly rain for the Bowling Green area with a possible mix of wet snow with the rain to our north. It’s possible that any snow showers persisting over an area for awhile could produce a slushy dusting of snow on grassy surfaces, otherwise little or no accumulation is expected as temperatures will be well above freezing. Expect roads to remain just wet throughout tomorrow no matter what falls. All precip should end by mid-afternoon followed by clearing tonight.
Thursday looks “lovely” with mostly sunny skies and mild readings in the 50s. The weather should also cooperate if you plan to head to take your sweetheart out to dinner Thursday night.
COLD FOR THE WEEKEND:
The first in a pair of arctic frontal boundaries moves through Friday, with much colder air to follow. We’ll see highs fall from the 40s Friday into the 30s for Saturday and Sunday. Some light snow showers and flurries are also possible Saturday, but significant snow is not anticipated. Readings warm back up for Presidents’ Day (Monday) and Tuesday, with rain back in the forecast early next week.
Rain Likely, Ch. Snow Showers…High 43, winds NW-8
Precip Ch. 90% – Rain Amount 0.15″
Becoming Partly Cloudy…Low 34, winds SW-5
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Mild…High 58, winds W-12
BLIZZARD WARNING for McLean and Hopkins counties in northwestern Kentucky. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Breckinridge, Christian, Ohio, Todd and Muhlenberg counties in Kentucky along with Macon, Robertson and Sumner counties in Tennessee. WIND ADVISORY for Macon, Robertson and Sumner counties in Tennessee.
Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall this morning over the Bowling Green area while sleet and snow may mix with rain further west and northwest close to the Ohio River..
A WINTRY MESS (FOR SOME):
As a deep low pressure system moves through Kentucky, we will be on the warmer side of this system which means mainly rain and gusty winds in Southern Kentucky. However, it appears that areas along and west of the Ohio River stand the best chance of receiving heavier snow while lighter amounts may occur around the Bowling Green area once the cold air kicks in later today. Blizzard-like conditions are possible for our northwestern counties as strong winds of 35-45 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow into tonight. Along the I-65 corridor and in Southern Kentucky, we could see between a dusting and 1″ of snow while the Lake Cumberland region will most likely see rain. The track of this system will also impact holiday travel plans over a rather large area – especially if you’re traveling to Detroit to see WKU play in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl. Stay connected to WBKO, WBKO.com and @WBKO_Weather on twitter and facebook for the latest.
Rain Changing to Snow by Midday…High 40, winds NW 17-35
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 1.00″
Chance of Light Snow Showers…Low 27, winds NW-12
Precip Ch. 20% – Snow Amount <1.00″
Mostly Sunny, Quite Chilly…High 37, winds N-5
LATEST: HURRICANE ISAAC CLICK HERE
Mainly clear this morning except along the Tennessee border where a veil of high clouds from the outer bands of Isaac will be found.
SIGNS OF ISAAC:
The weather has been fairly quiet over South Central Kentucky the past couple of days but significant changes are coming – thanks to the remnants of Isaac – which will impact Labor Day weekend plans. It will be warm and more humid today with lots of sunshine but we’re already seeing a veil of high clouds associated with Isaac into Southern Kentucky and along the Tennessee border. There may be a few isolated showers near the border this afternoon with highs around 90°.
ISAAC AND THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Current data shows we could see periods of rain and thunderstorms throughout the Labor Day weekend thanks to the projected path of what was Hurricane Isaac. It will be mostly cloudy with a very humid – almost tropical atmosphere. This will bring heavy downpours of rain and gusty winds of 20-30mph at times…especially Saturday and Sunday. Some locations could pick up 1-3 inches of rain with higher amounts along and near the Ohio River. Any outdoor activities should be planned with caution as there will be storms that “train” over the same area causing the potential for flooding and flash flooding in a few spots. There could even be enough instability to cause a severe storm or two during the course of the weekend until the remnants of Isaac finally pull away Tuesday morning.
Sun & High Clouds, Isol’d Afternoon Showers…High 90, winds SE-7
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount .05″>
Evening Showers, then Mostly Cloudy…Low 68, winds S-6
Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Thunderstorms…High 87, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount .15″>
Mostly cloudy this morning with a few sprinkles mainly east of I-65.
WARMER, THEN WETTER:
We get a brief break between storm systems today with a return to a mostly sunny sky and warmer temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. But the next chance for beneficial rain is already developing east of the Rockies and will move toward the Ohio Valley into Thursday. We will start with an increase in clouds Thursday morning and end with scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening after a warm high around 90 degrees. Friday looks to be a wet and cloudy day as a cold front moves through. Highs will struggle to reach to near 80 with many locations staying in the upper 70s.
For the second weekend in a row, we’re expecting unseasonably cooler air to settle in for a few days. Daytime highs will stay in the upper 70s to low 80s Saturday through Monday and into the mid 80s by Tuesday. These readings are 5-10 degrees below average!
A Mix of Sun and Clouds and Warmer…High 88, winds NW-5
Mainly Clear, Some Patchy Fog…Low 64, winds Calm
Increasing Clouds, Afternoon Thunderstorms…High 90, winds SW-11
The latest update of the SLIGHT RISK area for potential severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening extends the outlook area further east.
While we do have a nice cap (lid of warm air) holding back thunderstorm development right now (as of 11:30am), we’re seeing signs that cap will break in the next few hours allowing rapid initiation of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front. Dewpoints are rising into the low 70s which means there’s plenty of moist air at the surface to feed these storms.
The primary threat for the WBKO viewing area will be the potential for storms to produce damaging winds and large hail. The tornado threat is rather low – less than 2%.
There isn’t a particular time the storms will get going but it should be any time in the next couple of hours…if not sooner.
The National Weather Service anticipates issuing a Severe Thunderstorm Watch shortly for much of the WBKO viewing area.
Check you preparedness plans, turn your NOAA weather radio on, take advantage of our apps and maps at WBKO.com and “know the weather before it knows you!”