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Soggy September Start

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A slight risk for a few severe storms exists mainly north and east of the I-65 corridor today.
A slight risk for a few severe storms exists mainly north and east of the I-65 corridor today.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly cloudy, warm and humid. Showers developing.
6am: Mostly Cloudy, Chance Showers West 73°
8am: Mostly Cloudy, Chance Showers West 76°
10am: Scattered Showers/Storms 82°

SEPTEMBER STARTS SOGGY:
Unsettled weather continues for much of the work week with a good chance for showers and thunderstorms today – some could be strong with the potential for more heavy rain and gusty winds. Scattered shower chances will continue Wednesday through Friday – mainly during the afternoon and early evening with highs in the muggy upper 80s and low 90s.

CHANGES COMING:
Another cold front will pass through on Saturday bringing showers and thunderstorms. However, the front clears on Sunday and ushers in a cooler, less-humid airmass for the start of next week with highs falling into the low to mid 80s.

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TODAY:
Showers and Thunderstorms Likely…High 85, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.30″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 69, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

WEDNESDAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated Afternoon Showers…High 89, winds S-5
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

Morning Fog, Afternoon Heat, Storms Tonight

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible this afternoon and evening mainly along and north of the Ohio River.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with areas of patchy dense fog. Showers possible near the Lake Cumberland region.
6am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 70°
8am: Patchy Fog, Showers East 73°
10am: Mainly Sunny 79°

VERY WARM AND UNSETTLED:
After some morning fog, skies will brighten in the days ahead but decent chances for showers and thunderstorms remain in play through midweek. With the atmosphere quite juiced up, any thunderstorm that develops may produce locally heavy downpours along with dangerous lightning. There is a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather for areas north of the Western KY Parkway today where a few storms may contain strong winds and hail. Highs will top out near 90. Lower 90s are forecast Wednesday with a chance for scattered thunderstorms continuing.

THE HEAT BUILDS:
Some of the hottest, most humid air we’ve experienced this season will be felt late week into the weekend! As temperatures increase, rain chances decrease with high pressure building in. Highs will climb into the mid 90s late week into the weekend, with upper 90s possible Sunday into Monday. Afternoon heat indices at or above the century mark are likely late in the period.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Chance of Thunderstorms…High 90, winds SW-10
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.20″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 72, winds SW-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.20″

WEDNESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Rain Chances Not That Impressive

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly fair with clouds increasing from the west.
6am: Partly Cloudy 62°
8am: Partly Cloudy 70°
10am: Partly Cloudy 80°

SMALL RAIN CHANCES:
A weak disturbance moves into the lower Ohio Valley today through Saturday. This gives us only slight chances for mainly scattered, late-day showers and thunderstorms. Rain chances dwindle Sunday with a slight chance mainly east as the weak weathermaker heads out. Highs will range from the mid to upper 80s with milder overnight lows in the 60s.

MORE SEASONABLE NEXT WEEK:
While we’re not looking at extreme heat or humidity, we are expecting temperatures more typical of mid-summer to return early next week. Highs will climb to near 90 each day with lows in the mid 60s. Rain chances appear very slim early next week. The continued lack of rain will put us well over 6-inches below year-to-date average on annual rainfall.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated PM Showers…High 87, winds E-5
Precip. Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Isolated Showers…Low 63, winds Calm
Precip. Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

SATURDAY:
Partly Sunny, Isolated Showers…High 86, Low 64, winds NE-5
Precip. Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.03″

SUNDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warm and Humid…High 86, Low 63, winds NE-5

Feels Good for the Middle of Summer!

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and less humid.
6am: Clear 67°
8am: Clear 70°
10am: Mostly Sunny 74°

ANOTHER JULY COOLDOWN:
After a stormy Sunday, cooler and less humid air moves back in along with abundant sunshine today with highs in the low 80s. A weak upper trough will swing through this afternoon bringing a few clouds and maybe a sprinkle or two but it will also help reinforce the cooler, Canadian air that will drop us into the mid to upper 50s tonight. Tuesday will be mainly sunny and pleasant with highs only in the mid to upper 70s!

JULY CLOSES COOL:
This has already been one of the coolest July’s on record for Bowling Green and Southern Kentucky and the next few days we’ll see temps running 5-7 degrees below average in the middle 80s. As August begins this weekend, highs will stay in the 80s but a new disturbance will bring a few late day showers through Sunday.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Less Humid…High 81, winds NW-10

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Cooler…Low 58, winds Calm

TUESDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Pleasant…High 77, winds N-8

Some Rain, Cooler Air Coming

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Rain chances go up today and again on Sunday but it won't be enough rain to help the deficit of almost 4.5 inches.
Rain chances go up today and again on Sunday but it won’t be enough rain to help the deficit of almost 4.5 inches.
Temperatures will cool down for Thursday, then heat back up for the weekend before a bigger shot of cooler air arrives Tuesday.
Temperatures will cool down for Thursday, then heat back up for the weekend before a bigger shot of cooler air arrives Tuesday.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Warm and humid.
6am: Mostly Clear 73°
8am: Mostly Clear 78°
10am: Partly Cloudy 86°

RAIN MOVES IN:
It’s feeling more like July again thanks to higher temperatures and humidity levels. The heat stays with us today before a cold front dives in from the northwest by evening. This could set off a round of showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon and evening. Organized severe weather is not anticipated, but a couple of storms could be quite strong with gusty winds and locally heavy downpours. Highs will top out in the low 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

LATE WEEK COOLDOWN:
We’ll get a taste of cooler, less humid air Thursday into Friday. Afternoon readings will reach the lower 80s Thursday with mid 80s Friday under mostly sunny skies both days. You’ll be able to turn off the A/C’s and open up the windows Thursday night, as lows drop into the comfy upper 50s!

ANOTHER WARMUP, THEN ANOTHER COOLDOWN:
Readings climb back into the 90s Saturday before our next cold front arrives late in the weekend. We’ll stand chances for scattered showers and storms both weekend days with a small chance for rain lingering into Monday. Another shot of unseasonably cool, less humid air arrives early next week.

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TODAY:
Partly Sunny, Scattered Afternoon T/Storms…High 92, winds SW-7
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TONIGHT:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 67, winds N-5
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

THURSDAY:
Partly Sunny, Cooler and Less Humid…High 82, winds N-7

More Shots of Cooler Air Coming

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Another shot of unseasonably cool air will arrive early next week which will bring temperatures in the Mid South down 20° below average!
Another shot of unseasonably cool air will arrive early next week which will bring temperatures in the Mid South down 20° below average!

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and mild with patchy fog possible.
6am: Mostly Clear 71°
8am: Mostly Clear 76°
10am: Mostly Sunny 84°

SEASONABLY HOT…
The heat and humidity has returned to south central Kentucky. Temps will be in the low 90s today with “feels like” temps in the upper 90s at times. Stay hydrated if outdoors for an extended period of time. Rain chances look slim other than a pop-up shower/storm with daytime heat and humidity as a ridge of high pressure stretches across the region. Wednesday will be very hot and humid as well before a cold front brings temps down for the latter half of the week.

…THEN UNSEASONABLY COOL
A cold front slides through the region Wednesday afternoon bringing a chance of showers and storms. There is a possibility of some strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Scattered showers and storms likely Wednesday night into Thursday. Temps take an unseasonably cool dip into the low to mid 80s before more rain chances come our way for the weekend.

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TODAY:
Hazy and Humid, Afternoon Showers Possible…High 93, winds S-4
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy with Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 71, winds Calm

WEDNESDAY:
Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms…High 92, winds NW-6
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

Summer Heat Returns

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear with a few areas of patchy fog possible.
6am: Mainly Clear 67°
8am: Mainly Clear 73°
10am: Mostly Sunny 81°

JULY RETURNS:
After two consecutive days of record cool July temps in low 70s, we were closer to seasonable readings Sunday. The heat and humidity builds as we start a new week. Temps will be in the low 90s for the first half of the work week with Tuesday being the warmest as heat index values reach near triple digits. Rain chances look slim other than a pop-up shower/storm with daytime heat and humidity as a ridge of high pressure stretches across region.

MID-WEEK CHANGES:
A cold front slides in Wednesday bringing a chance of showers and storms. There is a possibility of some strong storms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. The rain chance could linger to finish out the week on Friday as the front slides south. This will be followed by another big drop in temperatures into the low to mid 80s Thursday and Friday. A few showers are possible for the upcoming weekend with highs in the mid to upper 80s.

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TODAY:
Mostly Sunny, Warm and Humid…High 90, winds NE-5

TONIGHT:
Partly Cloudy, Patchy Fog Possible…Low 70, winds Calm

TUESDAY:
Hot and Humid, An Afternoon Shower Possible…High 93, winds S-4
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

The Weekend Scattered with Rain Chances

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cloudy with a chance of light rain – especially near the Tennessee border.
6am: Cloudy, Light Rain 65°
8am: Cloudy, Rain Showers 68°
10am: Cloudy, Rain Showers 72°

SOME RAIN CHANCES:
After three straight days of gorgeous weather, the approach of a storm system from the Southern Plains means a change for today. We’ll see a chance for some light rain this morning and thunderstorms by late afternoon – especially near the Tennessee border. Rain chances continue this evening as the system gets closer. Highs will stay well below seasonal averages, topping out around 80. Milder lows in the lower 60s can be expected tonight.

UNSETTLED WEEKEND:
We will stand chances for at least some scattered showers and thunderstorms both weekend days. Saturday holds the overall better chance of rain, with a little more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures anticipated Sunday. Highs climb from near 80 Saturday into the mid 80s Sunday.

NEXT WEEK:
We will see a transition back to a more typical July pattern by Monday, with very warm and humid conditions next week. Each day will feature partial sunshine along with a small chance for mainly afternoon thundershowers. Highs slowly warm to near 90 by midweek, with lows in the muggy upper 60s to near 70.

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TODAY:
Occasional Light Rain, Afternoon T/Storms…High 80, winds SE-6
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 63, winds Calm
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…High 80, Low 66, winds SE-7
Precip Ch. 40% – Rain Amount 0.15″

SUNDAY:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…High 84, Low 68, winds S-6
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.03″

Strong Storms, Heavy Rain and a Big Cooldown!

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A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.
A slight risk for a few severe storms is possible today across the WBKO viewing area as a cold front moves southward.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Showers and thunderstorms will increase, some with heavy rain.
6am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 78°
8am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 77°
10am: Scattered Showers, Thunderstorms 80°

A STORMY START:
A cold front is forecast to sweep through the region as we start the new week. This will bring some much needed rain but also a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather across the entire region. Some storms could be strong to severe this afternoon/evening with damaging wind, localized flooding, and large hail the main threats.

OCTOBER IN JULY?
The cold front will be followed by an Arctic high pressure that will take over starting Tuesday. Unseasonably cooler, drier air will cover the Ohio Valley for the rest of the work week with highs 10-15 degrees cooler than average! Lots of sunshine will prevail through Thursday until a new system brings a chance of a shower popping up at some point during the course of the upcoming weekend.

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TODAY :
Showers and Thunderstorms…High 88, winds W-8
Precip Ch. 70% – Rain Amount 0.75″

TONIGHT:
Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 67, winds NW-8
Precip Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.25″

TUESDAY :
Mostly Sunny, Cooler and Less Humid…High 79, winds NW-9

Rain Chances Return

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NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and mild.
6am: Mostly Clear 68°
8am: Mostly Clear 72°
10am: Mostly Sunny 82°

RAIN & STORM CHANCES RETURN:
Summer-like heat and humidity return as we start a new week with a front approaching from the Midwest. Pop-up showers and storms possible ahead of the front during the heat of the day today with highs in the low 90s. A SLIGHT risk for strong storms to become severe for south central Kentucky on Tuesday evening as the front slides south. Damaging winds being the main threat although beneficial rains possible with some locations picking up half an inch if not more late Tuesday. Rain/storm chances linger early midweek before drier air moves in to finish out the upcoming work week.

UPCOMING WEEKEND:
Another cold front brings scattered chances for showers and storms Saturday and Sunday as highs stay seasonably hot in the low 90s and overnight temps stay mild in the low 70s.

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MONDAY:
Hot & Humid, Chance of Afternoon Showers….High 93, winds SW-15
Precip Ch. 20% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms…Low 73, winds SW-8
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TUESDAY:
Numerous Showers and Thunderstorms…High 91, winds SW-12
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.50″