High Impact Winter Event On The Way

Winter Storm Watches have been posted just to our west, including all of Western Kentucky starting Thursday.
Winter Storm Watches have been posted just to our west, including all of Western Kentucky starting Thursday.

WINTER STORM WATCH will go in effect Thursday evening through Friday afternoon for Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, McLean and Todd Counties.

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MORNING NOWCAST:
Cloudy with patchy light drizzle and fog.
8am: Cloudy 58°
10am: Cloudy 64°
12 Noon: Partly Cloudy 68°

A WARM WEDNESDAY:
Unseasonably mild weather continues through midweek. A few light rain showers or drizzle is possible at times today. By afternoon, we should dry out for awhile with some sun returning. Breezy southwest winds will push temperatures to near 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees above average! Clouds hang around tonight with a few scattered showers and even a thunderstorm possible.

RAIN INCREASES THURSDAY:
A sharp cold front pushes through on Thursday, spreading rain into the area. Rain could become quite heavy at times Thursday night into Friday morning. Our high temperature Thursday will actually come early in the day, as northwest winds take over by afternoon, pushing readings down into the upper 30s Friday morning.

WINTRY WEATHER FRIDAY:
We should wake up to rain Friday morning which is likely to continue into the afternoon and could be heavy at times. That rain may become mixed with sleet or freezing rain over northern/western parts of the WBKO viewing area as early as around midday. A transition from rain to mixed precipitation from northwest to southeast is expected by the evening. Some ice accumulation is possible, though it is still too early to project amounts. Some areas (especially north and west) could see the precip go over to snow before it ends late Friday night. Temperatures will fall into the 20s Friday night, meaning icy travel is possible. Some areas may also see an accumulation of ice on trees and power lines which could lead to power outages.

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 low to mid 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 sleet and freezing rain is possible at the onset of this event before switching over to plain rain Sunday afternoon. The precip could switch back to a mixed bag Sunday night into Monday before ending. Very cold air is slated to arrive toward the middle of next week.

Stay connected to WBKO, the WBKO app, WBKO.com along with our social media pages, blogs and podcasts for further updates on the potential impacts from our late week winter storm.

TODAY:
Breezy & Warm, Some Light Rain and Drizzle…High 68, winds SW-16
Precip Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.05″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Showers and a Thunderstorm…Low 61, winds SW-9
Precip Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.10″

THURSDAY:
Breezy with Periods of Heavy Rain Likely…High 61, winds NW-12
Precip Ch. 80% – Rain Amount 0.75″

 

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