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Mainly cloudy with areas of fog and drizzle.
8am: Mainly Cloudy 50°
10am: Mainly Cloudy 55°
12 Noon: Mainly Cloudy 58°
Monday was mild and it will be even warmer today and Wednesday. South to southwest winds take over, helping warm temperatures into the mid 60s with a shot at 70 degrees Wednesday! We will be mainly dry with areas of morning fog and a mix of sun and clouds before more clouds and a slight chance of rain – even a chance of thunderstorms returns for Wednesday.
Major changes are coming late in the week. A cold front eases through Thursday, spreading rain into South-Central KY. Some of the rain could be rather heavy late Thursday into early Friday. During that time, temperatures will begin to take a tumble.
After an early day high near 60 Thursday, readings backslide all the way down to near freezing Friday afternoon. This cold air will attempt to undercut warmer air and moisture aloft, setting us up for a potential changeover from rain to freezing rain and sleet Friday evening, and perhaps some snow before it ends late Friday night. Some snow/ice accumulation is possible, but it is much too soon to pin down amounts or travel impacts.
COLD WEEKEND…AND MORE WINTER WEATHER?
At this time, it appears dry but quite cold for Christmas parades in Bowling Green, Glasgow, and many other cities Saturday. Highs will only reach the middle 30s. The arctic air sets the stage for potentially more winter weather late Saturday night into Sunday as moisture arrives from the south. A mix of precip is likely to close out the weekend as a result with some accumulation possible. We should dry out but remain cold Monday.
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Mainly Cloudy and Warmer…High 65, winds S-11
Chance of Showers, Breezy and Mild…Low 55, winds S-13
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.02″
Breezy with Showers and Thunderstorms…High 70, winds SW-14
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.05″
Mainly cloudy with a chance of a sprinkle.
8am: Mostly Cloudy 42°
10am: Mostly Cloudy 48°
12 Noon: Cloudy 52°
CLOUDY, A FEW SHOWERS:
After a mostly sunny and milder Thursday, clouds increase over the region today. However, we will still work some sun in at times and that combined with a south wind should warm us into the upper 50s. A weak upper disturbance moving across the region may touch off a few rain showers, especially during the afternoon to early evening. Any rain will be light and should end in time for most high school football games tonight. Lows tonight will be much milder, only falling into the mid 40s.
A STORMY SUNDAY:
Our warming trend continues into the weekend, with Saturday looking to be the better of the two weekend days weather wise. It will be breezy with a mix of sun and clouds Saturday, with highs climbing into the upper 60s. We should get through the first half of the weekend rain-free before showers close in on western portions of the region late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Sunday – especially late in the day – as a sharp cold front draws closer. Some storms late Sunday could be strong to severe, with damaging winds, marginally severe hail, and isolated tornadoes possible. Highs Sunday climb into the unseasonably warm lower 70s. Wind gusts could exceed 30mph Sunday.
ANOTHER ARCTIC SHOT:
Much colder air dives back into the region early next week. We dry out Monday, staying that way through Thursday. Highs plummet from the 60s Monday into just the mid 40s Tuesday. Overnight lows plunge into the 20s for midweek before some moderation late in the period.
Mostly Cloudy. Slight Chance for a Shower…High 58, winds S-8
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount: 0.03″
Cloudy. Chance of Sprinkles…Low 45, winds S-8
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount: 0.01″
Mostly Cloudy, Breezy and Warmer…High 67, Low 57, winds S 14-28
Windy. Thunderstorms Likely…High 72, Low 50, winds S 18-32
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount: 0.40″
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A clear, cold start giving way to warmer breezes under a sunny sky.
8am: Sunny 35°
10am: Sunny 45°
12 Noon: Sunny 52°
The arctic chill is in retreat. After another very cold start, sunshine along with a breezy south wind will warm us into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. It will be chilly but not as cold tonight with readings bottoming out in the lower 30s under a mainly clear sky. Friday could feature a few more clouds, but we’ll close the work week out on a dry note. Highs should reach the upper 50s Friday afternoon.
South winds turn breezy again Saturday into Sunday as a storm system moves closer from out of the Plains. Saturday itself appears rain-free before showers move in from the west late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Another round of showers and a few embedded thunderstorms is likely late Sunday into Sunday night. Heavy rain and strong winds are possible before the system heads east Monday. Highs climb from the mid 60s Saturday to an unseasonably warm 70 Sunday.
ANOTHER ARCTIC SHOT:
Much colder air dives back into the region early next week. We dry out by late Monday, staying that way Tuesday into Wednesday. Highs plummet from the 60s Monday into just the lower 40s by midweek, with overnight lows dropping back into the cold 20s by the end of the period.
Sunny, Breezy and Warmer…High 57, winds S-11
Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 31, winds S-3
Mostly Sunny, A Bit Warmer…High 58, winds S-6
SLIGHT RISK of severe storms with heavy rain, damaging winds and possible tornadoes for the entire WBKO viewing area Thursday afternoon and evening
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Cloudy, breezy and warm with scattered rain showers.
8am: Cloudy/Scat’d Showers 61°
10am: Mostly Cloudy 65°
12 Noon: Partly Sunny 71°
WARM AND WINDY WEDNESDAY:
A warm front lifting through the region will bring us clouds along with scattered light showers. The rain should lift north/east this morning allowing for a mix of sun and clouds to return by the afternoon. Breezy south winds will warm the mercury into the upper 70s – about 10 degrees above average! Lows tonight will only bottom out in the lower 60s before rain and storms approach Thursday morning.
A potent system is still slated to move into South-Central KY late Thursday. This will likely bring us multiple rounds of showers and embedded thunderstorms throughout the day into Thursday night. Outdoor trick-or-treating could be in jeopardy with rain along with gusty winds up to 40 mph expected late afternoon into the evening. On top of that, there is potential that some storms could reach severe limits late Thursday. Locally damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible with the strongest storms. Stay connected to WBKO and wbko.com to “know the weather before it knows you”!
FIRST WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER:
Quieter weather returns Friday and sticks around through early next week. With fair to partly cloudy skies, highs drop from the upper 60s Friday into the upper 50s Sunday. Lows drop into the upper 30s Saturday night before some moderation early next week. Our next chance for rain appears Tuesday.
Scattered Showers. Breezy and Warm…High 77, winds S 12-24
Precip Chance: 40% Rain Amount: 0.15″
Breezy. Chance of Showers Late…Low 62, winds S-12
Precip Chance: 20% Rain Amount: 0.05″
Thunderstorms Likely. Heavy Rain Possible…High 72, winds SW 20-40
Precip Chance: 100% Rain Amount: 1.00″
DENSE FOG ADVISORY through 9am for Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Larue, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Simpson, Taylor and Warren counties in Kentucky and Clay, Macon, Robertson and Sumner counties in Tennessee.
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Dense fog through mid to late morning followed by a partly cloudy sky.
8am: Fog/Mostly Cloudy 51°
10am: Fog/Mostly Cloudy 57°
12 Noon: Mostly Cloudy 63°
Dense fog covers the entire area this morning thanks to yesterday’s light rain and warmer air moving in. Visibility could be reduced to less than 1/4 mile in spots, so travel with caution. Once the fog dissipates, expect a mix of clouds and sun into the afternoon. Another weak disturbance passes through with just a slight chance for a few showers. Highs will be warmer thanks to a south wind, climbing to near 70. Milder lows in the upper 50s are expected tonight. It will be unseasonably warm Wednesday, with partly sunny skies and a breezy south wind sending temperatures to near the 80 degree mark!
NO TREAT FOR HALLOWEEN:
A major storm system is expected to move into the Ohio Valley on Thursday (Halloween). At the very least, we will be looking at numerous showers and thunderstorms, with potential for heavy rain along with gusty winds. There is a chance that some storms could be strong to severe, especially Thursday afternoon and evening. That time frame coincides with outdoor trick-or-treating, so it will be important to keep tabs on the latest weather conditions. Stay connected to WBKO and wbko.com to “know the weather before it knows you”!
FIRST WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER:
Quieter weather returns Friday and sticks around through early next week. With fair to partly cloudy skies, highs drop from the upper 60s Friday into the upper 50s Sunday. Lows drop into the upper 30s Saturday night before some moderation early next week.
Mostly Cloudy & Warmer. Isolated Showers…High 70, winds S-8
Precip Chance: 20% Rain Amount: 0.02″
Cloudy. Isolated Showers…Low 57, winds Light
Precip Chance: 30% Rain Amount: 0.05″
Cloudy, Windy and Warm…High 79, winds SW 12-24
SLIGHT RISK for severe storms today and tonight over all of the WBKO viewing area. The primary threat from any storm is the potential for damaging winds, large hail and flooding rains.
Mainly muggy this morning with a chance of thunderstorms affecting mainly areas northeast of Bowling Green with the potential for heavy rainfall and intense lightning. Otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 70s, rising to near 85° by 10am and around 88° by noon.
MORE HEAT, MORE STORMS:
We saw our 2nd hottest day of the year Tuesday with another hot and humid day on tap today. Our chances for showers and thunderstorms will be much greater today, especially late in the day, as a cold front advances southeastward from the Midwest. Some storms could be quite intense, with a SLIGHT RISK for storms containing damaging straight-line winds and large hail in place for the entire area. At this time, it appears the best threat for strong to severe storms in South-Central comes between 4pm and 10pm. Highs will top out in the low 90s with overnight lows staying in the muggy lower 70s.
A COOL DOWN COMING:
We’ll see a gradual cooling trend Thursday into the weekend, with readings falling back below early Summer average by Saturday. A series of disturbances riding in from the northwest will keep the pattern a bit unsettled, however. There will be at least a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms each day through next Tuesday, with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid 60s late in the going.
Breezy, Hot & Humid. Afternoon T/Storms… High 92, winds SW-14
Precip Chance: 40% Rain Amount 0.10″
Strong Thunderstorms Likely…Low 72, winds SW-6
Precip Chance: 70% Rain Amount 0.50″
Partly Sunny, Afternoon Thunderstorms…High 90, winds W-6
Precip Chance: 30% Rain Amount 0.10″
SLIGHT RISK for severe storms with damaging wind potential along and east of I-65 late tonight and early Thursday
We will see a mix of clouds and sunshine this morning along with a very warm and humid airmass. Temperatures will be in the warm 80s and rise well into the 90s as the day continues. Heat index readings may reach near 100° at times.
THE HEAT IS ON!:
For the first time since September 7, 2012, the temperature reached the 90° mark in Bowling Green Tuesday. Today looks even hotter! A massive ridge of high pressure builds into the region, with southwest winds pumping in plenty of heat. With mostly sunny skies, readings should soar into the mid 90s during the afternoon. High humidity will send heat index values to their highest levels this season, topping out near 100°! Keep cool and hydrated if you plan to work outside today.
STORM CHANCE AND A COOL DOWN:
Today’s heat will be short-lived thanks to a cold front moving through Thursday morning. This front could set off scattered showers and thunderstorms over the area late tonight into early Thursday with the best threat for widespread storms staying to our north and east. Highs fall into the mid 80s for Thursday and Friday, with less humid air filtering into the region for the end of the week.
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND:
Expect very warm and rather humid conditions for the weekend, with a chance for scattered thunderstorms on Father’s Day (Sunday). Highs will climb into the upper 80s both days. Storm chances continue into Monday and Tuesday.
Breezy, Hot and Humid…High 96 (Heat Index: Near 100°), winds SW-14
Partly Cloudy, Overnight Thunderstorms…Low 75, winds SW-14
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″
AM Thunderstorms, then Partly Cloudy…High 86, winds NW-11
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.05″
SLIGHT RISK for severe storms this afternoon and early evening over all the WBKO viewing area. The primary threat will be the potential for large hail and damaging winds with any storms that develop.
An area of moderate to heavy rain and thunder is moving east of I-65. Skies will partially clear from west to east as the morning progresses. Temperatures will be in the humid mid to upper 60s and rise to near 78° by 10am and around 81° by noon.
MORE STORMS TO COME:
A slow-moving storm system moves east into the lower Ohio Valley today. This keeps a good chance for numerous showers and thunderstorms around. Depending on how much sunshine we receive today, there is a chance that a few storms could reach severe limits (A SLIGHT RISK for severe has been posted). Large hail and damaging winds would be the main threats with the strongest storms. Highs will reach the lower 80s. Rain diminishes this evening with lows dropping into the low 60s tonight.
OUR FIRST 90° DAY?:
Summer-like heat builds toward midweek as high pressure does the same. We’ll see highs jump into the upper 80s Tuesday with lower 90s in the forecast for Wednesday, making for what could be our hottest day of the year so far. Late Wednesday night through Thursday holds our next best shot at thunderstorms with a small cool down for the end of the week.
FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND:
Expect very warm and rather humid conditions for the weekend, with a slight chance for thunderstorms on Father’s Day (Sunday). Highs will climb into the upper 80s to near 90°.
Partly Sunny, Afternoon Thunderstorms…High 83, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″
Showers Diminishing, Patchy Dense Fog…Low 63, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″
Mostly Sunny and Warm…High 88, winds SW-6
SLIGHT RISK of severe storms is possible today. The main threats are damaging winds and large hail.
An area of mainly light rain showers will pass through this morning. This will be followed by more rounds of showers and thunderstorms as the day progresses. Temperatures will start in the mid 60s and rise to near 75° by 10am and 78° around noon.
The storm system that helped create a major tornado outbreak in the central and southern Plains Sunday and Monday has now moved into the Ohio Valley. While we do NOT expect the kind of severe outbreak that Oklahoma has experienced, we will have numerous rounds of thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. A SLIGHT RISK for storms containing large hail and locally damaging winds is in place through this afternoon. Highs will be a bit cooler, topping out around 80°.
BIG COOL DOWN:
A secondary cold front swings through Thursday, possibly touching off a few scattered thundershowers. Everyone dries out after that, with much cooler air taking over for week’s end. Highs drop into the mid 70s by Friday, with overnight lows as chilly as the upper 40s to start the holiday weekend.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:
Expect a slow moderation in temperatures Saturday into Memorial Day (Monday), with just a slight chance for a thundershower Monday. Highs climb back into the 80s with overnight lows climbing back into the upper 50s late in the weekend.
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…High 80, winds SW-17
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.25″
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 63, winds W-5
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″
Partly Sunny, Chance of Showers…High 77, winds NW-13
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.10″
SLIGHT RISK of severe storms is possible today mainly west of I-65. The main threats are damaging winds and large hail. An isolated tornado is also possible.
A line of rain and thunderstorms will move east into South Central Kentucky for the morning commute. A few of the storms may contain heavy downpours, strong winds, lightning and hail. Temperatures will rise from the 70s into the low 80s by 10am and mid to upper 80s around noon.
WARM, THEN RAINY:
Expect more very warm and humid weather today with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms may contain heavy rainfall, lightning and gusty winds. Tonight, a cold front approaching from the Plains will bring in more widespread showers and thunderstorms. A few storms could reach severe limits over western portions of the WBKO viewing area overnight into early Wednesday. That’s where a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather exists for the potential that a few storms may contain damaging winds and large hail. Shower and storm chances remain high into Wednesday. Afternoon readings come down from the upper 80s to near 80 Wednesday.
COOLER AND MORE COMFORTABLE:
A few scattered showers and thunderstorms remain possible Thursday before drier and cooler air takes over by late week. Highs drop into the 70s, staying there as Memorial Day weekend begins. Overnight lows will drop into the cool, comfortable 50s. Late in the weekend, a weak cold front easing into the region may touch off a few widely scattered thunderstorms Sunday into Memorial Day (Monday).
Periods of Showers and Thunderstorms…High 88, winds SW-14
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.25″
Thunderstorms Likely…Low 67, winds S-8
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.40″
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…High 80, winds SW-14
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.25″