Today has been a rather seasonable April day, especially compared to yesterday. Our high temperature in Bowling Green today was 74°. Normally, our high this time of year is about 71°, so we were just slightly above average. Yesterday, however, our high was a warm 81°!
We also had plenty of April showers today. According to the Kentucky Mesonet, Bowling Green has received over an inch of rain since midnight last night. This is now been one of the top ten wettest Aprils in Bowling Green history. With more rain on the way, it will be interesting to see where this April ranks by the time the month is over.
On the topic of more rain, we may pick up a little more before today is over. There is a continued chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and into tomorrow. As shown in the graphic below, this rain is all associated with a cold front coming in from the west that will pass through our area early in the day tomorrow.
|Forecasted surface conditions valid at 7:00AM CDT courtesy of the Weather Prediction Center.|
After the heavy rain we saw at times today, some areas are already dealing with flooding issues. As these periods of rain continue through tomorrow, please travel cautiously and never try to cross floodwaters. We will get a break from the rain on Tuesday, but rain chances return midweek as another cold front works its way toward our area.
Due to these cold fronts, temperatures the rest of this week will be running just slightly below normal. Highs are expected to be in the mid to upper 60s with lows in the mid to upper 40s most of this week. Right now, the second half of the week looks rather similar to the pattern we will see over the next couple of days. Mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s, and spotty showers just seems to be the trend for this week.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies, a 40% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, lows near 59°, and winds out of the SSW at around 8-12 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy skies, a 40% chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms, highs near 66°, overnight lows near 45°, and winds out of the west at around 10-15 mph during the day becoming more calm a night.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies, a 20% chance of PM showers, highs near 68°, overnight lows near 48°, and winds out of the west at around 6-12 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy skies, a 30% chance of showers, highs near 68°, overnight lows near 45°, and winds out of the west at around 6-12 mph.
Forecaster: Arden Gregory