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Mainly cloudy with a chance of a passing sprinkle.
8am: Mostly Cloudy 46°
10am: Mostly Cloudy 50°
12 Noon: Mostly Cloudy 55°
The first week of December will feature temperatures near or above average for both highs and lows. A weak disturbance slides through today with little more than a slight chance for a shower or light drizzle. Tuesday looks dry before rain chances ramp up late Wednesday through Friday as a storm system enters the region. Heavy rain is possible Thursday. Highs climb to the mid 60s Wednesday before colder air pours back in toward the end of the week. There looks to be a change over to wintry mix/snow late in the day Friday colder air arrives. The timing, track and temperature of this system will have much to do with what kind of precipitation we get. Stay connected to WBKO for the latest on the next winter system.
COLD NEXT WEEKEND?
The late week winter system will be cold and blustery as temperatures climb only into the mid 30s Saturday with breezy north winds. This will mean cold conditions for all Christmas parades on Saturday. Cold air remains for Sunday a second round of winter weather possible.
Mostly Cloudy. A Few Sprinkles…High 56, winds S-4
Cloudy with Patchy Drizzle…Low 48, winds S-4
Partly Sunny. Chance of Evening Showers…High 63, winds S-11
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After a frosty start, look for a sunny sky.
8am: Sunny 41°
10am: Sunny 47°
12 Noon: Sunny 52°
NICE BUT NIPPY:
Sunshine came back to South-Central KY, but so did chilly temperatures. The cool weather hangs on as we close out the work week. Highs today will climb only to the mid 50s, still well below normal for early November. Another frosty night is on tap tonight with lows ranging from the upper 20s to lower 30s under clear skies.
VETERANS’ DAY WEEKEND:
Fair skies should dominate through the weekend into Monday (Veteran’s Day). It will be a bit breezy Saturday as a warmer southerly wind kicks in. Readings will moderate, with highs climbing back into the lower 60s over the weekend and into the mid 60s Monday.
A DRASTIC CHANGE:
Cold, arctic air – perhaps the coldest of the season – looks poised to arrive Tuesday. With it comes a chance for rain showers, which could even mix with or change to light snow Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Any snow amounts appear light at this time. The bigger story will be temperatures, which will plummet into the 40s for highs and 20s for overnight lows!
Sunny, Continued Cool…High 55, winds E-4
Mostly Clear and Cold…Low 31, winds S-5
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Warmer…High 63, Low 38, winds SW-12
Sunny and Pleasant…High 63, Low 37, winds N-4
Sunny. Increasing Clouds Late…High 65, Low 43, winds SE-6
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Clouds east, clearing west of I-65 with chilly breezes.
8am: Sunny 44°
10am: Sunny 47°
12 Noon: Sunny 50°
SUNSHINE RETURNS, BUT CHILLY:
A cold front moved through overnight putting an end to the rain. Plenty of sunshine returns in its wake but it will be much cooler. Highs only make it into the low to mid 50s – some 15 to 18 degrees colder than Wednesday. With clear skies, tonight will be frosty with lows ranging from the upper 20s to lower 30s.
VETERANS’ DAY WEEKEND:
Fair skies should dominate through the weekend into Monday (Veteran’s Day). Readings will moderate, with highs climbing back into the lower 60s.
COLDER NEXT WEEK:
A system arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday with shower chances along with much colder air. Highs drop into the 50s Tuesday and into the upper 40s Wednesday.
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Cooler…High 55, winds NW-10
Clear, Cold and Frosty…Low 31, winds Calm
Sunny, Continued Cool…High 55, winds SE-4
The answer to that would be “yes”. It’s the “when” we’re not so sure about.
It could be as soon as Thursday night into Friday morning according to some of the forecast models we look at.
But again, these are “forecast models” and are not set in stone.
The WBKO viewing area will see a series of upper air disturbances called “Alberta clippers” that will race down from Canada (henceforth the name). Each one will bring a chance for light precipitation.
The first “clipper” will arrive late tonight with a chance of light rain which may last through the Tuesday morning commute.
Temperatures will run a good 10-degrees cooler Tuesday afternoon than today behind the clipper.
“Clipper 2″ (we’ll call it) will move through early Wednesday morning with another small shot of light rain with some folks in northern Kentucky possibly seeing a wet snowflake mix. But don’t get excited, ground temperatures are still too warm for anything to stick.
These clippers will help establish what looks to be our first hard freeze for Thursday night into early Friday morning if all goes as forecast. Lows could dip into the upper 20s to low 30s here in Bowling Green and surrounding areas.
The area saw its first frost Sunday morning as the official low dipped to 34° at the Bowling Green airport. The average first frost for this area typically occurs on or around October 13th with the first freeze on or around October 24th.
Frost is likely when temperatures fall below 35° for at least two hours or more with winds near calm usually under a clear sky. Freeze Warnings are issued when temperatures are expected to fall below 30° for at least two hours or more.
A “hard freeze”, often called a “killing frost” occurs when the temperature reaches 28° or lower which is cold enough to kill or damage plants or crops left outdoors.
Clear this morning with a few areas of patchy fog and frost.
8am: Sunny 45°
10am: Sunny 56°
12 Noon: Sunny 63°
BRIEF WARMUP, THEN MUCH COLDER:
The week starts fair and seasonably warm before changes arrive. Another cold front will move through and provide the area with another shot of rain late tonight into very early Tuesday. The big change will be the temperature – starting Tuesday, daytime highs only reach the upper 50s, while overnight lows will bottom out in the mid to upper 30s to near 40.
There will be a series of disturbances moving through the region as the work week progresses. Each one will bring a small chance of rain showers but also shots of reinforced colder air. Highs will range only in the low to mid 50s with lows getting close to freezing on several nights which will set us up for scattered to widespread frost.
Sunny and Warmer…High 68, winds SW-9
Increasing Clouds, Chance of Rain Late…Low 45, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.10″
Morning Showers, then Clearing & Cooler…High 58, winds W-6
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.02″
Cloudy with occasional light rain showers and sprinkles.
8am: Light Rain/Sprinkles 63°
10am: Light Rain/Sprinkles 64°
12 Noon: Light Rain/Sprinkles 63°
WET INTO WEDNESDAY (AND COOLER):
A cold front has arrived, spreading numerous showers into South-Central KY. Rain chances stay quite high as the front will be slow to clear the region. With northwest winds taking over, highs will only top out in the mid 60s, about 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday. It will be much cooler tonight as well with lows dropping into the upper 40s with a few showers still possible.
COOL READINGS HANG AROUND:
The cool air arriving today finds a home in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys through early next week. There’s a slight chance for a shower Thursday with Friday looking dry. Highs stay in the 60s with chilly overnight lows in the lower 40s. A few outlying sections could even wake up to upper 30s Friday morning!
10K CLASSIC WEEKEND:
At this time, it appears dry for the annual running of the Medical Center 10K Classic Saturday morning. There will be a few more clouds as a weak cold front delivers a reinforcing shot of cooler air. Highs stay in the 60s with chilly lows in the lower 40s.
Cloudy & Cooler. Showers Likely…High 67, winds NW-8
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.10″
Cloudy. Chance of Isolated Showers…Low 47, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.01″
Cloudy & Cool. Showers Ending…High 63, winds NW-7
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″
Mainly cloudy with a chance of a sprinkle west of I-65.
8am: Cloudy 63°
10am: Cloudy 68°
12 Noon: Light Rain/Sprinkles 73°
CLOUDS & SHOWERS MOVING IN:
After a dry Monday, our weather turns more active heading into midweek. Clouds increase this morning as a system moves in from the Plains. By afternoon, we’ll have a chance for scattered showers, especially over western sections. If you plan to head to the WKU football game at LT Stadium at 7, expect cloudy skies with a few showers around. The bulk of the rain – along with possibly some thunderstorms – holds off until late tonight into Wednesday morning. Highs remain warm, topping out in the mid 70s, with mild lows only around 60 tonight.
Much cooler air funnels into the region Wednesday as a cold front moves through. There will be a continued chance for showers Wednesday, with rain diminishing by Wednesday night. Highs fall into the upper 60s for midweek, with lows Wednesday night plunging into the 40s. It stays quite cool for the remainder of the week. There’s a slim chance for a shower Thursday, with Friday looking dry.
10K CLASSIC WEEKEND:
At this time, it appears dry for the annual running of the Medical Center 10K Classic Saturday morning. There’s a slight chance for a shower Saturday afternoon as a reinforcing shot of cooler air moves in. Highs stay in the 60s with chilly lows in the lower 40s.
Cloudy. Showers Developing…High 76, winds SW-9
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.05″
Cloudy. Rain Likely…Low 60, winds W-6
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.25″
Cloudy & Cooler. Showers Likely…High 67, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.15″
Clear and cool with a few areas of patchy fog. Temperatures will start in the 40s and rise to near 59° by 10am and around 65° by noon under a sunny sky.
Monday featured our coolest afternoon readings since May with highs only reaching the mid 60s. A slow warming trend starts today with plenty more sun in the offing. Highs today climb to around 70. We should reach the mid 70s Wednesday with fair skies continuing. Overnight lows will moderate from the 40s Tuesday night into the 50s by midweek. There is no real shot of rain through Friday.
A weak front moves in late weekend with just a slight chance for a shower on Sunday and Monday. It will be fairly warm late in the period, with highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 50s.
Sunny and Warmer…High 71, winds NE-9
Clear and Chilly…Low 45, winds Calm
Sunny, Even Warmer…High 76, winds NE-5
Partly cloudy and chilly this morning with a few areas of patchy dense fog. Temperatures will start in the mid and upper 40s and rise to near 56° by 10am and around 61° by noon.
A CHILL IN THE AIR:
After a day that saw several rounds of rain, we will begin to dry out today with rain-free weather expected for several days to come. We are also feeling our first shot of “chilly” air for this Fall season with temperatures starting in the mid and upper 40s this morning. The crisp air will be with us for several days as highs only make it to the mid 60s today and the low to mid 70s the rest of the work week. Overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 40s to lower 50s.
A NICE WEEKEND AHEAD:
Sunny skies look to continue Saturday and Sunday with highs warming into the mid to upper 70s.
Clearing and Cooler… High 67, winds NW-8
Clear and Chilly…Low 45, winds Calm
Sunny and Pleasant…High 71, winds NE-6
Partly cloudy skies will start the day with temperatures in the 60s warming to near 70° by 10am and around 76° by noon.
OCTOBER BEGINS BALMY:
Today marks the first day of October, although readings will actually run closer to mid-September norms through much of this week. We’ll be greeted to clouds and some fog before more sunshine returns around midday. With a southwest wind, temperatures should warm into the lower 80s for most locations by late day. Things remain dry and mild tonight under partly cloudy skies.
UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNS:
Our next disturbance arrives late Wednesday with chances for some showers and perhaps a thunderstorm into Thursday. Highs remain warm in the lower 80s with lows also warm and even a bit muggy in the lower 60s. Friday appears dry at this time.
FIRST WEEKEND OF OCTOBER:
A cold front arrives Saturday night, bringing with it a good chance for showers and thunderstorms. Cooler weather arrives with this system, as highs plunge into the 70s Saturday before dropping further into the 60s Sunday. Overnight lows also fall from the 60s into the mid 50s Saturday night and into the upper 40s Sunday night.
Mix of Clouds and Sunshine…High 81, winds SW-8
Partly Cloudy with Patchy Fog…Low 60, winds Calm
Partly Sunny, Chance of A Late Day Shower…High 82, winds S-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.01″