Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Makes its Return!

Good Afternoon!

Summer has made its return today, with temperatures quickly making it into the upper 80s. Now temperatures today will make it into the 90s easily, and humidity levels are going to be much higher than what we have been seeing. This is making it feel like it is a little bit warmer than it really is.

Current Heat Index at 11:15 AM CDT.




With the return to summer like weather comes the daily chance for some isolated showers and thunderstorms. storms today are not likely but cannot be ruled out. A better chance for some rain comes tomorrow night as a cold front will move toward Bowling Green. With this system it looks as if we can see anywhere between a quarter to a half an inch of rainfall.

Day 1-3 QPF from the WPC.

So if you have anything that needs to be done outdoors, today looks like the day to do it. The isolated storm chances are a bit higher tomorrow than today with the front getting closer.

Forecast:

Today: Hot and humid with an isolated shower possible, winds out of the south at 5-10 mph. High: 93°

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies, with a southwest wind at 5-10 mph. Low: 72°

Tomorrow: Partly sunny skies with a 40% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, southwest winds at 5-10 mph. High: 93°

Tomorrow Night: Showers and thunderstorms are likely, rainfall up to 1/2" possible. Winds 3-5 mph coming out of the northwest. Low: 70°

Have a Great Day!

Forecaster: Lukeus McCoy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beautiful Week Continues

Week at a Glance:
Friday: A high of 77 under increasingly cloudy skies. Chance of showers and thunderstorms 30% mainly in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Low of 64 under cloudy skies. Chance of showers and thunderstorms remains at 30% throughout the night.
Saturday: 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies. High of 81.
Saturday Night: 30% chance of rain overnight under mostly cloudy skies. Low near 68 with a light wind from the southeast.
Sunday: The trend continues with 30% chance of shower and thunderstorms with a high 83 under mostly cloudy skies.





QPF shows the total rain fall amounts for the entire Unites States for Friday 7/18.
Values given in inches.  

Discussion:
The early part of this week has been filled with mild high temperatures and cool low temperatures since an unseasonably strong cold front passed through late Monday afternoon. It looks as if this trend is going to continue into the beginning of next week. The temperatures will be very similar, but the clear skies will be long gone. Friday brings with it the chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but overall rainfall totalas will be less than half an inch. A weak low pressure system will develop over Arkansas Friday that will bring the increased chances of precipitation for our area. With the development of this system, cloud cover will increase over the area. This increased cloud cover will cause for higher lower temperatures at night. The clouds will act as a sort of blanket keeping in the heat and not allowing it to escape upwards into space. Low temperatures are expected to increase from the mid 50s to the mid 60s for this weekend. Cloud cover will increase beginning Friday morning keeping the temperature just under 80 at around 77°. The summer time feel looks to come back around as next week begins. Higher temperatures and more chances for daily rain will bring us back to normal.

Forecaster: John Logan Thomas