Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Time Heat and Humidity

Current temperature in Bowling Green is 87 degrees with a 69 degree dewpoint making our afternoon extremely muggy. A few pop-up storms impacted the county earlier, with a few lingering around the northwest part of the county.

Unfortunately, if you hate the heat and humidity, the next three days look to be pretty similar. An upper level ridge will keep the temperatures uncomfortable and muggy for the next three days. A chance for scattered thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through Wednesday. Much like today though, many places will not see any precipitation.

Valid 12z NAM model hilighting the ridging pattern taking place over the region in the next few days.

Forecast at a Glance
 Tuesday: High 91 with a low of 68. A 20% chance of an isolated storm remains in place. Winds will remain calm with scattered clouds developing in the afternoon.

Wednesday: High 92 with a low of 70. A 20% chance of an isolated storm. Winds will be calm with a few clouds throughout the day.

Thursday: High 91 with a low of 70. Slight chance of a pop-up storm. Mostly clear skies throughout the day.

Forecaster: Brian Urbancic 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Heat Advisories in Effect Through Weekend

Good evening, it has been a very hot and humid day across Warren County with highs reaching into the lower 90s with dew points near 70 degrees. Heat advisories are in effect for the western two-thirds of the state until Monday at 6pm CST as hot temperatures will continue through the weekend. Tonight will be a very muggy evening with lows only reaching the lower to middle 70s.

Courtesy: National Weather Service
A combination of heat and moisture will create heat index values of 100-105 degrees over the next several afternoons. The mechanism responsible for this heat wave is a large upper level ridge over the eastern United States. This ridge will not move much over the weekend and we will see weather very similar to the last few days.
Outside of hot temperatures, we will see light winds and partly cloudy skies through the weekend. We will see a few shortwave disturbances move through the ridge on Saturday and Sunday which will help to increase our precipitation chances. There is a chance for some  isolated thunderstorms each day and night due and with an abundance of heat and moisture in the atmosphere some of these storms will put down some heavy rain. Not everyone will see rain, but some of us could see some brief heavy rainfall and frequent lightning.
Tonight: Low - 74 Winds - SW at 3-6 mph.
Precipitation: 10% chance of an isolated thunderstorm. 
Skies: Partly to Mostly Cloudy

Saturday: High - 94 Low - 73 Winds - W at 3-6 mph becoming calm overnight.
Precipitation: 20% chance of an isolated thunderstorm.
Skies: Partly Cloudy

 Sunday: High - 93 Low - 73 Winds - light and variable
Precipitation: Isolated Thunderstorms.
Skies: Partly Cloudy

Forecaster: Zack Leasor