Thursday, October 30, 2014

Colder Weather Expected in Bowling Green


Good morning, we are off to a chilly start today as current temperatures are still hovering in the middle 40s as of 9 A.M. CST. A trough is currently positioned over the eastern U.S. in the upper levels of the atmosphere which is keeping a cooler air mass in place over Kentucky. Surface high pressure currently centered over the Ohio Valley will help to keep our weather calm today. Expect temperatures to make a run for the 60° mark this afternoon under mostly sunny skies.
Forecast valid Thursday 18Z
Surface analysis forecast valid at 1 P.M. CST (Courtesy: WPC)
A shortwave will begin moving through this upper-level trough tonight and this will usher in a reinforcing shot of cold air as well as a few shower chances. Expect skies to become mostly cloudy after midnight tonight with a few isolated showers possible before daybreak on Friday. Low temperatures are expected to reach the lower 40s. A surface cold front associated with the shortwave trough will move across the state on Friday as our rain chances continue. Surface winds will turn to the northwest behind the front and windy conditions are expected with sustained winds reaching 15mph. Isolated showers are possible throughout the day although this will not be an all day rain event, any precipitation will be very spotty. Drier air will works its way into the region Friday night and this will bring an end to any showers overnight. As of right now, total rainfall on Friday looks to remain below 0.1″. Colder air takes hold of the region Friday night with low temperatures expected to reach the freezing mark.

Surface high pressure will build back into our area from the west on Saturday and we can expect calm weather as a result. Post-frontal winds will still be strong and when these winds are combined with high temperatures only reaching the upper 40s, it will feel pretty cold on Saturday.Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s on Saturday night under mostly clear skies. It looks very likely that we will see our coldest temperatures of the season Sunday morning. Temperatures on Sunday will only be a few degrees warmer than Saturday.


Today: High - 59º Low - 42º Winds - Light and variable.
Chance of Precipitation - 20% chance of showers after midnight.
Skies - Partly Cloudy becoming Mostly Cloudy overnight.

Friday: High - 52º Low - 32º Winds - NW at 10-20mph.
Chance of Precipitation - 40% chance of rain showers. Rainfall amounts <0.1"
Skies - Mostly Cloudy

Saturday: High - 47º Low - 28º Winds - NW at 5-15mph.
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Skies - Mostly Clear

Sunday: High - 52º Low - 37º Winds - E at 3-5mph.
Chance of Precipitation: 10%
Skies- Partly Cloudy

Forecaster: Zack Leasor

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