Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Warm and Rainy Tomorrow, Clear and Chilly End of Week

We had plenty of sunshine and seasonable temperatures today with highs in the mid 40s under clear blue skies.  Clouds will be on the increase, but we should remain mostly dry with mild low temperatures overnight tonight.  Tomorrow, however, will be a slightly different story as a low pressure system makes its way into our region.

As shown in the graphic below, a center of low pressure will be moving over the Great Lakes region tomorrow.  The associated warm front will move through our area earlier in the day.  So, tomorrow will be slightly warmer with highs in the low 50s.  However, there will be a chance of scattered showers throughout the day.  The cold front will move through in the evening, and bring us rather chilly temperatures Thursday night and Friday.

Forecasted surface map valid at noon on Thursday, January 29th courtesy of the Weather Prediction Center
Looking further ahead, another weather maker will move through the area Saturday night into Sunday and bring us another chance of rain/snow mix.  After that system moves through, the start of next week looks chilly as highs may not make it out of the 30s.

Forecast:

Tonight:  Increasing clouds, a slight chance of a shower late, lows near 38°, and winds out of the south at around 6-12 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy skies, a 40% chance of showers, highs near 52°, and winds out of the southwest at around 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow Night:  Mostly cloudy skies, a slight chance of a lingering shower early, lows near 29°, and winds out of the northwest at around 7-10 mph.

Friday:  Mostly sunny skies, highs near 38°, and winds out of the north at around 5-8 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy skies, lows near 22°, and light winds out of the north.

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy skies, highs near 44°, and winds out of the southeast at around 3-5 mph.

Saturday Night:  Cloudy skies, a 30% chance of rain/snow mix, lows near 32°, and winds out of the southeast at around 4-6 mph.


Sunday:  Cloudy skies, a 70% chance of rain/snow mix, highs near 42°, and winds out of the south at around 6-8 mph.

Forecaster:  Arden Gregory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Tonight, Cool and Cloudy Tomorrow

There is already snow on the ground here in Bowling Green.  There is still a chance for scattered snow showers throughout the night and into tomorrow morning as this clipper system makes its way through the area.  Some areas could see accumulations of an inch or more.  However, others may only see a dusting to a half inch.  Temperatures will slowly fall into the upper 20s overnight.  This combined with the snow could cause some slick spots on the roadways for the morning commute.  As shown in the graphic below, there is a Traveler’s Advisory in effect until 9:00 AM tomorrow.  As the showers taper off tomorrow morning, any remaining precipitation is expected to switch over to a rain snow mix.

A Traveler's Advisory is in effect until 9:00 AM CST.  Graphic courtesy of NWS Louisville.
Temperatures tomorrow will struggle to make it into the 40s as we dry out but remain mostly cloudy.  High pressure will move into the area on Wednesday and bring us clearer conditions along with slightly warmer temperatures in the mid 40s.  However, another clipper system will move through the region on Thursday and bring us another chance of rain and rain/snow mix.

Forecast:

Tonight:  Cloudy skies, snow likely, lows near 28°, and light and variable winds.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies, a slight chance of AM snow mixed with rain, highs near 40°, and winds out of the north at around 5-7 mph.

Tomorrow Night:  Partly cloudy skies, lows near 22°, and light winds out of the north.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny skies, highs near 45°, and winds out of the southeast at around 3-5 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Mostly cloudy skies, lows near 34°, and winds out of the south at around 5-7 mph.


Forecaster: Arden Gregory