Monday, September 2, 2013

Cooler Days Ahead

Much of Kentucky saw torrential rain over the weekend which led to flooding across parts of the Bluegrass. An impulse of energy swept through the region Saturday evening into the overnight hours bringing isolated severe weather. Gusty winds led to down trees and a few power outages near Louisville and flash flooding resulted from a shield of rain with embedded, heavy rain producing thunderstorms moving slowly across central Kentucky. Once the westward moving outflow boundary interacted with the line of storms coming from the northwest, the rain began to move south more rapidly. The storms started to dissipate before reaching the Bowling Green area around 2 am.The rain cleared out early Sunday morning allowing the heat and humidity to filter back into the area.
A 30% rain chance will linger throughout Labor Day as a small disturbance pushes south and east out of southern Illinois, but as we head into the late evening hours, the rain chances will begin to diminish. Expect partly cloudy skies with a high near 86 degrees. A cold front will sweep through the region tonight, helping temperature to dip into the low to mid 60s and providing much more comfortable conditions for the following days. We will struggle to make it into the 80s tomorrow as a we look to end up around 80 degrees late afternoon. You will need a jacket if you plan on being out and about tomorrow night as the low temperature will be in the mid to upper 50s.

Weekly outlook:

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Forecaster: Tyler Smith

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