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A Bit Chilly Before We Warm Up Again

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The average high for this time of year is 62°.  We will run below average the next few days but a return to warmer weather is forecast for the end of the week.
The average high for this time of year is 62°. We will run below average the next few days but a return to warmer weather is forecast for the end of the week.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
A clear and cold start with a light northeast wind.
6am: Clear 27°
8am: Sunny 31°
10am: Sunny 38°

A COOLER START:
High pressure will bring us a nice Monday ahead with lots of sunshine but with temperatures trending cooler than average. An approaching disturbance will bring increasing clouds tonight. By early Tuesday, some light rain sprinkles or even wet snow flurries are possible, especially north of Bowling Green. Chilly winds will blow in behind the disturbance Tuesday afternoon bringing a few light rain showers before clearing out Tuesday night.

LATE WEEK WARMUP:
While Wednesday will be sunny but cool, temperatures will be on an uphill swing by Thursday as southwest winds help us warm into the upper 50s. Another disturbance will bring a round of showers – even some Springtime thunderstorms beginning Thursday night. A chance of showers will continue to linger into Friday and early Saturday. However, temperatures will remain warm into the 60s.

TODAY:
Sunny and Cool…High 51, winds E-5

TONIGHT:
Increasing Clouds, Chance Rain/Flurries Late…Low 33, winds NW-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount: 0.03

TUESDAY:
AM Rain/Flurries, then Partly Sunny & Breezy…High 43, winds NW-20
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount: 0.03

Weekend Starts Warm & Windy, Rain Returns Sunday

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Precipitation forecast through the weekend shows total rainfall around .10-.25" in most areas of Southern Kentucky.  The bulk of the rain should begin early Sunday morning tapering off Monday morning.
Precipitation forecast through the weekend shows total rainfall around .10-.25″ in most areas of Southern Kentucky. The bulk of the rain should begin early Sunday morning tapering off Monday morning.

WINDY BUT WARMER FRIDAY:
After a chilly Thursday, temperatures warm up quite a bit today. With mostly sunny skies and strong southwest winds (which may gust to near 40 mph at times), highs today should reach the upper 60s about 20 degrees warmer than Thursday! Just a few clouds are expected tonight with milder lows in the mid 40s.

DECENT SATURDAY, SOGGY SUNDAY:
If you’re making outdoor plans for the weekend, it will be best to make them for Saturday. We should get by with mainly dry weather Saturday, even though clouds will increase late in the day. Highs stay in the 60s Saturday. Rain chances increase Saturday night into Sunday, as moisture moves in from a developing system over the Southern Plains. This system heads east into the region late Sunday, keeping showers around along with colder temperatures to close out the weekend. We may even see lingering rain switch over to some wet snow late Sunday night into Monday morning, but nothing significant is expected for our area.

CHILLY MONDAY, THEN WARMER:
St. Patrick’s Day looks dry but chilly beyond a chance for a little light snow Monday morning. We will warm back up into midweek, however. Highs jump from the upper 40s Monday into the 60s by midweek. Another chance for rain arrives late Wednesday with another cooldown to follow.

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Windy & Warmer…High 68, winds SW 21, gusts 30-40

TONIGHT:
Mostly Cloudy and Mild…Low 44, winds SW-12

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 63, Low 42, winds SE-6

SUNDAY:
Rain, Possibly Ending as Wet Snow…High 50, Low 30, winds NE-16
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Wind Advisory Today, then Colder

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WIND ADVISORY through 7pm this evening for all of the WBKO viewing area. Wind gusts of 35-45mph are possible.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Scattered showers, perhaps a thunderstorm with breezy winds.
6am: Showers 64°
8am: Showers 60°
10am: Showers/Wind 44°

MAJOR MIDWEEK CHANGES:
After our warmest and arguably nicest day of the year Tuesday, Old Man Winter is poised to reassert himself another time. Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely today. A few thunderstorms may produce strong winds or even small hail, but severe storms are not expected. Winds will be quite gusty, turning around to the northwest at 20-30mph with occasional gusts of 35-45mph! These winds will send temperatures tumbling rapidly from early morning highs around 65 into the 30s by afternoon! Any remaining showers could mix with or change to wet snow as the colder air dives into the region. No snow accumulation is expected, though. Winds die down some tonight as the storm system moves away, but it will be much colder. Lows tonight plunge into the lower 20s with wind chills as low as 5 to 10 above! Thursday looks dry but chilly with highs only in the low 40s.

WARMING BACK UP:
After a chilly Thursday, readings rebound to near seasonal levels Friday into the weekend. A weak weather maker gives us a small shot at rain Saturday over the weekend into Monday. We’ll warm back into the lower 60s to close out the week with cooler air returning early next week.

TODAY:
Windy & Turning Colder. Showers and a Few T/Storms. Rain May Mix with Wet Snow Late…Morning High 65, Temps Falling into the 30s by Afternoon, winds NW 21, gusts 35-45
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TONIGHT:
Becoming Partly Cloudy and Cold…Low 25, winds NW-10

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Cooler…High 45, winds NW-8

Warm and Breezy

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GFS model output shows a warm next couple of days followed by the passage of a cold front on Wednesday that will bring cooler temperatures and a chance of rain.  We will moderate back into the 60s as the weekend approaches.
GFS model output shows a warm next couple of days followed by the passage of a cold front on Wednesday that will bring cooler temperatures and a chance of rain. We will moderate back into the 60s as the weekend approaches.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
A mainly clear start followed by a sunny sky and southwest breezes.
6am: Mostly Clear 34°
8am: Mostly Sunny 41°
10am: Sunny, Breezy 50°

BALMY EARLY WEEK:
Get ready for two of the nicest days we’ve experienced so far this year! Expect mostly sunny skies today and again Tuesday with rather breezy and warm southwest winds. Highs will climb into the upper 60s today – about 10 degrees above normal for mid-March! We warm up even more Tuesday, with afternoon highs in the lower 70s! Overnight lows will also be unseasonably mild, only falling into the 40s the next couple of nights.

RAINY WEDNESDAY, THEN COLDER:
Our next system arrives Wednesday, bringing more clouds back to the area along with a good chance for rain. Temperatures take a tumble into the 40s by Wednesday afternoon as colder air moves in. The rain could end as a little light snow for mainly northern sections Wednesday night, but no accumulation is expected. Wednesday night will be quite cold, with lows dropping into the mid 20s.

WARMING BACK UP:
After a chilly Thursday, readings rebound to near seasonal levels Friday into the weekend. Thursday through Saturday look dry before another shot at rain arrives Sunday.

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Warmer… High 68, winds SW 13-26

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear, Breezy & Mild…Low 45, winds SW 8-14

TUESDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Warm…High 72, winds SW 12-24

Sloppy Weekend Setup

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Precipitation forecast through Monday shows potential heavy rainfall over Southern Kentucky.  However, some of what falls on Monday may be freezing rain, sleet and/or snow.
Precipitation forecast through Monday shows potential heavy rainfall over Southern Kentucky. However, some of what falls on Monday may be freezing rain, sleet and/or snow.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Clear and very cold.
6am: Clear 22°
8am: Mostly Sunny 27°
10am: Mostly Sunny 35°

WARMER FRIDAY:
February ends on a milder note as southerly winds kick in. We start the day sunny but clouds will increase in the afternoon as a disturbance heads our way. This system will bring a chance for rain showers tonight, which may mix with wet snow flakes mainly north of Bowling Green (no snow accumulation expected). Highs will climb into the mid to upper 40s with warmer lows in the mid 30s Friday night.

WEEKEND ROLLER-COASTER RIDE:
Friday night’s weak weather maker moves out Saturday morning with the rest of Saturday looking dry. We will see readings climb to near normal for the first day of March, topping out in the mid 50s. Then, our weather turns much more active. A sharp arctic front will drop southeastward into Kentucky, with a series of disturbances set to rise eastward along it. The first one arrives Sunday morning, spreading rain into South-Central KY. To the north along/north of the Ohio River, a wintry mix is likely. Afternoon readings Sunday will range from the low 40s north to the low 50s for Bowling Green south to the Tennessee line.

Rain continues Sunday night, although it may mix with freezing rain/sleet north of the Western KY Parkway as colder air eases southward. A changeover to a wintry mix is likely across much of the area Monday morning before we dry out Monday afternoon. It is much too soon to get into specifics as far as any ice/snow accumulation is concerned. However, travel impacts are possible, especially north/west of Bowling Green, Sunday night into Monday morning. Stay connected to WBKO and wbko.com as we monitor this system.

THE COLD RETURNS:
Winter just won’t go away. Very chilly temperatures return next week, with highs only in the 30s Monday through Wednesday before some moderation Thursday. Overnight lows plunge into the teens early in the week.

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TODAY:
Increasing Clouds, Warmer…High 49, winds SE-6

TONIGHT:
Chance of Light Rain, Snow Mix North…Low 36, winds S-6
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny and Warm…High 54, Low 43, winds S-7

SUNDAY:
Rain Likely…High 52, Low 34, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 90% – Rain Amount 0.75″

Quiet, Cold Now but Watching the Weekend

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Elevated fire danger today due to dry brush, low humidity and breezy winds.
Elevated fire danger today due to dry brush, low humidity and breezy winds.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Clear but cold with a chilly northwest wind.
6am: Clear 23°
8am: Sunny 26°
10am: Sunny 29°

STILL COLD THURSDAY:
Arctic air returned Wednesday with afternoon readings barely reaching 30 degrees! We won’t be much warmer today. A dry cold front swings through early in the day serving to reinforce the very cold air in place. Even with lots of sunshine, today’s highs will struggle just to make it above the freezing mark. With the passage of the front there will be an elevated fire danger as low humidity, breezy winds and dry brush will cause any fire to go out of control. Do not burn today! Another frigid night awaits tonight, with lows in the teens under mainly clear skies.

WARMING FOR THE WEEKEND, BUT THEN…
We’ll see a warming trend develop Friday into the weekend, although we will have to deal with a couple of weather systems. A weak weather maker arrives Friday night, with a chance for some light rain or wet snow showers. That system moves out Saturday, but another more potent system moves in on Sunday. At the moment, it appears we’ll see mainly rain from this one, although a change to a wintry mix is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning, especially for areas north/west of Bowling Green, as colder air returns. Highs Sunday may reach the mid 50s before readings plunge as arctic air comes back Monday through Wednesday.

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TODAY:
Sunny, Breezy and Cold…High 33, winds NW-12

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Very Cold…Low 14, winds Light

FRIDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warmer…High 46, winds SE-6

Arctic Cold Followed By A Warmup

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A 7-day model blend of temperature shows a nice warmup is on the way for the weekend but will be followed by another Arctic blast next week.
A 7-day model blend of temperature shows a nice warmup is on the way for the weekend but will be followed by another Arctic blast next week.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Scattered light snow will give way to gradual sunshine.
6am: Mainly Cloudy 22°
8am: Mostly Sunny 22°
10am: Sunny 24°

WINTRY WEDNESDAY:
Old Man Winter strikes back! A disturbance moving through overnight will spread a quick round of light snow through the region, which will be long gone by this morning. Some will see just flurries while others could pick up a dusting of snowfall…enough to possibly create a few slick spots for the morning commute. The bigger story will be the cold! Even with lots of sunshine, daytime readings will only reach the upper 20s to near 30. Wind chills will bottom out in the single digits, rising only into the teens during the afternoon! Another reinforcing shot of very cold air arrive Thursday, with highs only in the 30s.

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
Fair weather continues early Friday before our next weather maker arrives with either light rain or some wet snow Friday night. A stronger system is in line for Sunday into Monday. At the moment, this one looks like mainly a rainmaker, although some mixed precip is possible on the front end of the system Sunday and on the back end of it early Tuesday.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny but Very Cold…High 29, winds NW-11

TONIGHT:
Clear and Very Cold…Low 17, winds Light

THURSDAY:
Mostly Sunny, A Little Warmer…High 36, winds NW-10

Light Snow, Colder by Tonight

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EARLY MORNING NOWCAST:
Partly cloudy and cold.
6am: Partly Cloudy 31°
8am: Partly Cloudy 33°
10am: Partly Cloudy 38°

ARCTIC BLAST AND A BIT OF SNOW:
February may be in its waning days, but there’s plenty more winter left! Today should feature chilly temperatures similar to Monday’s with partial sunshine and highs in the lower 40s. An arctic cold front slides through tonight with increased clouds and a chance for light snow showers. Any snow amounts will be very minor (dusting to 1/2″, at most), but with temperatures plunging into the upper teens Wednesday morning, some slick travel is possible. Wednesday will blustery and very cold despite sunshine returning. Midweek highs likely won’t climb beyond the freezing mark, with wind chills as low as the single digits Wednesday morning!

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
Fair weather continues Thursday through early Friday before our next system arrives with a chance of rain and snow Friday night. We dry out for the weekend, with temperatures remaining below normal as we enter into March. Another weather maker could bring us rain or a mix to rain Monday.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Continued Chilly…High 43, winds NE-6

TONIGHT:
Breezy & Colder, Chance of Light Snow Late…Low 18, winds NW-14
Precip Ch. 40% – Dusting to 1/2″ possible

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy & Cold…High 29, winds NW-11

Winter Isn’t Quite Done, Yet

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Model output shows a quick moving system with a shot of light rain changing to light snow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
Model output shows a quick moving system with a shot of light rain changing to light snow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

MORNING NOWCAST:
Clear and cold with areas of patchy black ice.
8am: Sunny 31°
10am: Sunny 36°
12Noon: Sunny 41°

WINTER NOT OVER YET:
Today will be cooler but pleasant with plenty of sunshine. However, come Tuesday we will be reminded that the calendar still reads Winter. A cold front will provide rain that changes to snow with some minor accumulation possible Tuesday night. Cold air will move in with the front and linger through the end of the work week, with daytime highs below freezing Wednesday and in the teens overnight. By Friday, afternoon temperatures will return to the upper 30s.

“MARCH”ING INTO THE WEEKEND:
We’re looking at a quiet weekend ahead as we say goodbye to February and move into March. Expect lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the 40s.

The WBKO First Alert Storm Team with our partner Kroger will be selling and programming NOAA Weather Radios during the 2014 Home Expo, this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at the WBKO booth!

TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Cooler…High 45, winds N-7

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Cold…Low 28, winds Light

TUESDAY:
Partly Sunny, Rain to Snow Late…High 43, winds NW-6

Settling Down, Cooling Down

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EARLY MORNING NOWCAST:
Clearing skies and cooler winds to start the day.
6am: Clear 40°
8am: Sunny 43°
10am: Sunny 47°

QUIETING DOWN:
After a stormy Thursday night, we dry out today with temperatures remaining mild through the early part of the weekend. A cold front eases through Sunday morning, sending temperatures down to more seasonal levels to close out the weekend.

WINTER NOT OVER YET:
Much colder air returns early next week, with below normal temperatures through the period. There is a slight chance for rain or snow Tuesday morning.

TODAY:
Sunny, Breezy and Cooler…High 56, winds SW-16

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Cool…Low 34, winds SW-5

SATURDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Mild…High 60, Low 35, winds E-10

SUNDAY:
Partly Sunny, PM Flurries…High 52, Low 25, winds NE-9