Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rain arrives, much cooler air settles in...

The surface cold front arrived over the region early Wednesday morning as widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms affected portions of Western Kentucky.  Many areas picked up 0.50 - 0.75 inches of rain as Bowling Green recorded 0.76 inches via the Kentucky Mesonet.  Precipitation has ended across south-central Kentucky as dry conditions are expected through afternoon/evening hours. Unfortunately clouds will hang tough over the area as latest satellite imagery shows low level cloud cover across the state with the back edge near Missouri.  With that said, expect mostly cloudy skies with a few peaks of sunshine through the afternoon period with breezy and much cooler conditions over the area.

For tonight, the cold front will continue to push towards the eastern coast as high pressure is set to build in from the west.  A much dryer and cooler air mass will accompany this high with clearing skies and calming winds.  This will set the stage for temperatures to fall into the low-mid 30's statewide with the possibility of patchy frost developing early Thursday morning.  The National Weather Service out of Louisville has issued a FROST ADVISORY  for south-central KY and counties to the north and east of the I-65 corridor.  This advisory will be in effect from 2AM EDT/1AM CDT - 9AM EDT/8AM CDT Thursday.

The Louisville National Weather Service (NWS) latest watches, warning, & advisories showing many counties under a FROST ADVISORY for tonight/early Thursday morning. 

Although conditions for Thursday will begin cold, temperatures look to rebound nicely as high pressure will track across the region Thursday and into Thursday night.  Warmer temperatures are expected to reach highs in the low-mid 60's under mostly sunny skies with light winds from the west allowing for a nice spring day across south-central KY.


Forecast Outlook:

Thursday Night: Mostly Clear and cool. Low: 38º. Light NW winds 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Sunny skies. High: 64º. Light and variable winds from the East.

Friday Night: Increasing clouds. 50% chance for showers.  Low 49º.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, High: 64º.  50% chance for showers.

Saturday Night: Mostly Cloudy, Low: 54º.  40% chance for showers.

Forecaster: Chris Johnson

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