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  • 72°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 68°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 66 °
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  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 69 °
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  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 72 °
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Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 3:44 am EDT on August 5, 2015

Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon CDT today through late Thursday night...
  • Early This Morning

    Partly cloudy. Northeast winds up to 5 mph.

  • Today

    Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

  • Tonight

    Numerous showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Thursday

    Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds up to 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 3:43 am EDT on August 5, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon CDT today through late
Thursday night...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch for south central Kentucky.

* From noon CDT today through late Thursday night

* a slow moving storm system is expected to produce 1.5 to 2
inches of rain with locally higher amounts. This heavy rain
combined with recent heavy rainfall is expected to produce
localized flash flooding concerns.

* Urban and low lying areas will be most prone to flash flooding... as
well as locations that have picked up the most rainfall in
recent weeks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.






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Location: Holly Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Amy Court, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Ridgeview Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: MIDCREST DR., Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:24 AM CDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Shawnee Estate, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:15 AM CDT

Temperature: 69.4 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Clearing in wooded area, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 66 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 71 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Browning, KY

Updated: 3:00 AM CDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Dillard Road, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 74.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 3:01 AM CDT

Temperature: 70.6 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Brownsville 7mi WNW, Huff, KY

Updated: 3:23 AM CDT

Temperature: 69.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Carriage House Vineyards, Auburn, KY

Updated: 3:24 AM CDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Al Bedel Road, Auburn, KY

Updated: 3:21 AM CDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Holly Falls Lane, Mammoth Cave, KY

Updated: 3:20 AM CDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
138 am EDT Wednesday Aug 5 2015 


..updated aviation discussion... 


..Forecast update... 
issued at 1245 am EDT Wednesday Aug 5 2015 


Updated the forecast to get rid of afternoon wording and refresh to 
current temps/dewpts/precip. The majority of the overnight hours 
look dry although we should see re-development of convection toward 
sunrise as the low level jet ramps up to our west increasing 
isentropic lift. The current forecast handles this well. Did add 
more patchy fog through the overnight hours as many places will see 
light ground fog overnight in the wake of evening rains. 


Issued at 953 PM EDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015 


Convection continues to die this evening with the loss of daytime 
heating. Expect this trend to continue into the overnight hours. 
Uncertainty remains rather high on what will occur early Wednesday 
morning...as the guidance suite is struggling with ongoing 
convection leading little confidence to their solutions for tonight. 
That being said...the 04/23z hrrr seems to have the best handle of 
the ongoing situation so will lean on that for the overnight hours. 
This solution keeps much of the overnight dry...so will trend the 
forecast that way. The synoptic models are trying to hint at 
isentropic ascent picking up towards dawn Wednesday...but seeing 
very little hints of that occurring to the west currently. 
Therefore...will trend drier but will still keep probability of precipitation in mainly 
across south-central Kentucky Wednesday morning. 


Short term (now through Thursday night)... 
issued at 315 PM EDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015 


Scattered showers and storms have developed on a differential 
heating and dew point boundary across central and south central Kentucky. 
The slow moving nature of these storms may put down some heavy 
rainfall in spots. A few stronger storms are possible given the 
amount of instability, although overall organization is not expected 
due to the lack of stronger deep layer shear. Showers/storms will 
push off to the east through the early evening hours, before a 
relative lull through the overnight. Can't rule out a few showers 
dropping in from the NW, so will leave small chances in through the 
overnight. Look for lows in the upper 60s NE to low 70s SW. 


Do expect to see isolated to widely scattered shower/storm activity 
mainly confinded to our western County Warning Area roughly along the stalled 
boundary that will be in place. Expect most highs to be in the upper 
80s. 


..Flash Flood Watch late Wednesday evening through early Friday... 


As we enter later Wednesday afternoon and evening a slow moving 
upper wave and associated surface low will move into the Mississippi 
River valley and then lower Ohio River valley. As this occurs deeper 
moisture will be transported in through a deep layer, particularly 
of note will be a 40 knot low level jet. Precipitable water amounts 
will range in the 2 - 2.5 range from late Wednesday night through 
Thursday as the slow moving system moves through. Some areas will 
likely see repeated rounds of heavy rainfall. During this time, 1.5 
to 2 inches of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible 
across southern in and north central Kentucky. Given the meteorological 
setup, recent heavy rainfall in spots, and a wpc slight risk of 
excessive rainfall elected to issue a Flash Flood Watch in 
coordination with jkl from later Wednesday evening through early 
Friday morning across the northern two-thirds of the County Warning Area. At this 
point, expect the heaviest axis of rain to fall along and on either 
side of the I-64 corridor. 


The system slides east by Thursday night with precipitation ending 
from west to east. Flash Flood Watch is set to expire at 2 am EDT/1 
am CDT. 


Long term (friday through wednesday)... 
issued at 325 PM EDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015 


Middle level vorticity maximum will push on off to the east on Friday 
and in its wake, a bit of middle-level ridging will build in from the 
west. This should give US a temporary break from the rains from 
midweek. However, this dry trend will not last all that long. The 
latest forecasts suggest that a middle-level ridge axis will set back 
up across Texas by the late part of the weekend and into early next 
week. The upper level ridge is expected to be more flat, thus, the 
Ohio Valley will remain on the periphery of the ridge axis setting 
the stage for more unsettled weather as middle-level vorticity maxes round 
the top of the ridge. 


While forecast confidence is low regarding the timing of the waves 
in the late part of the period, it does appear that several will 
impact the region from late Saturday night through Tuesday. The 
first may affect our region late Saturday night, followed by another 
one on Monday. The pattern is one that favors one or more mesoscale 
convective complexes developing and then racing from the Central 
Plains through the Ohio Valley. It is really not all that 
surprising given this pattern has been seen in recent weeks. The 
threat of additional heavy rainfall is certainly there, and we may 
see additional Hydro issues in some parts of the area early next 
week, depending on where the eventual mesoscale convective system track sets up. 


Temperatures will start off below normal for the period with low-middle 
80s across the region on Friday. A brief moderation in temperatures looks 
likely for Saturday and Sunday with highs in the middle 80s north and 
middle-upper 80s in the south. Low to middle 80s look likely for Monday 
and Tuesday as well, given that we're expecting clouds and 
precipitation to be in the area. If convective coverage is less, 
then temperatures may need to be increased slightly in subsequent 
forecasts. Overnight lows during the period will be in the upper 
60s to the lower 70s. 


&& 


Aviation (06z taf update)... 
issued at 135 am EDT Wednesday Aug 5 2015 


Early this morning we will be in a lull in between waves of 
convection. Some light br has formed over the area and expect more 
as we go through the pre-dawn hours so will include an MVFR group at 
all taf sites this morning. Most of the short range and high-res 
models indicate that a low level jet and isentropic lift should 
increase toward sunrise resulting in renewed convective development 
which could result in a few showers near the taf sites around and 
just after sunrise. Confidence in this happening and any resultant 
flight restrictions are low so will mention with vcsh at this time. A 
better chance for convection exists later today as a slow moving 
upper trough and weak surface low push eastward along a nearly 
stationary surface boundary. Showers and storms will become likely as 
this weather system moves into the area later this 
afternoon/evening. 


Winds will be light and variable through the morning hours. This 
afternoon they will become predominantly SW under 7 kts and then 
more easterly toward the end of the taf period as the weather system 
draws near. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...Flash Flood Watch from this evening through late Thursday night 
for kyz023>043-045>049-053>057-063>067. 


In...Flash Flood Watch from this evening through late Thursday night 
for inz076>079-083-084-089>092. 


&& 


$$ 


Update.........Kjd/ams 
short term.....Bjs 
long term......mj 
aviation.......ams 






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