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Current Conditions

  • 72°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 69°
  • Pressure: 30.04 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 72 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 75 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 73 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 PM CDT on August 20, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 91F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 97F with a heat index of 104F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 93F with a heat index of 99F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 72F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 95F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 91F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 72F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



08/20/2014 0548 PM

Bowling Green, Warren County.

Flood, reported by broadcast media.


            Ponding water in wku Campus parking lots... 11th and
            center... 11th and College... Fairview Plaza. Ditches full
            along Scottsville Road.





08/20/2014 0502 PM

Bowling Green, Warren County.

Hail m0.70 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            At Airport




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: MIDCREST DR., Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:20 PM CDT

Temperature: 71.8 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:20 PM CDT

Temperature: 71.1 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Al Bedel Road, Auburn, KY

Updated: 9:20 PM CDT

Temperature: 74.4 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 73 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
746 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


..Forecast update... 
issued at 700 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


Strong to severe storms have pushed across southern Indiana and 
central Kentucky, with just a few cells now lingering along the 
Kentucky/Tennessee border. The watch box has been cleared except for just a few 
counties along the Tennessee line, and that should be cleared in 
another hour or so as the storms exit. 


Subsident regime in the wake of these storms will keep 
US dry through the next few hours. Next wave upstream in the northwest flow 
is still poised to trigger another round of isolated/scattered 
T-storms after midnight. 


Issued at 430 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


Complex over southern Indiana along with another over central Tennessee 
both are taking advantage of an unstable atmosphere across the 
region to force scattered thunderstorms to develop. Given the 
instability from Storm Prediction Center mesoanalysis, 4000 j/kg, as well as potential 
for wet microbursts across parts of our region, went with Severe 
Thunderstorm Watch box south of I-64 and roughly along and east of 
I-65. 


Short term (now through sunday)... 
issued at 300 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


Temperatures in the mid 80s to around 90 with dewpoints in the 
low-mid 70s is making for an uncomfortable afternoon, with a few 
storms starting to pop up. Deck of high clouds streaming in from the 
northwest has helped to hold off significant development across most 
of our region to this point. Have a thunderstorm complex developing 
in the unstable airmass over north central TN, and this complex may 
force some new storms to develop along an outflow boundary in 
southern Kentucky. A few storms also are forming along the corridor from 
Hancock County to Casey County in KY, with even more storms east of 
the complex over south central in. 


Best instability and moisture still resides over southern KY, so 
will keep most focus for severe weather down there the next few 
hours, with a secondary focus over our southeastern counties. For 
this evening, should continue to see scattered development away from 
these focus areas, with the northeast forecast area having the best 
chance to continue with storms after midnight. This region will 
continue to be the focus for development the next few periods, as a 
ridge aloft should help dry out our southwest forecast area Thursday 
and Thursday night. 


That ridge will provide hotter temperatures in our southwest as 
well, with highs Thursday likely reaching the mid 90s. Heat indices 
could top out around 100. Given potential for some cloud cover have 
not gone into the next category, 100-105, for heat indices there. 
Think we can hold off on our more prolonged period of near heat 
advisory criteria until Friday, read on in the discussion below. 


Long term (sunday night through friday)... 
issued at 306 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


Friday - Monday... 


..heat, humidity, and generally unsettled weather this weekend... 


An upper ridge will be in place through this weekend and into next 
week, keeping hot and muggy conditions in place. Upper ridge looks 
"dirty" with very little in the way of a subsidence inversion 
normally seen with this type of environment. Therefore, can't do 
away with storm chances each afternoon and evening. Models are 
generally all over the place with expected precipitation fields each 
day, despite the fairly good agreement in the overall pattern. 
Therefore will just keep isolated to scattered thunderstorms in the 
forecast pretty much every day and evening. 


As far as temperatures go, highs look to top out in the low and mid 
90s each day Friday through Monday as a core of 850 mb temps between 
20 to 23c settle over the area. Some spots could touch the upper 90s 
in our western Kentucky counties. Heat indices will be a bit of a 
concern during this time period as the hot temperatures will combine 
with dew points in the low and even mid 70s. Highest heat indices 
each afternoon could top out in the 100-105 range, so forecast needs 
to be monitored for a potential heat advisory due to a prolonged 
period of days where heat indices approach criteria (105f). This 
advisory would come with a later forecast issuance. One factor that 
could limit temperatures and associated heat indices could be the 
afternoon/evening convection. 


Tuesday - Wednesday... 


Confidence lowers for the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame as some 
degree of troughing over the western Continental U.S. Tries push the upper 
ridge axis east. Should this scenario play out, it would bring 
better chances for storms to our western cwa, along with 
temperatures not as hot. As a result, will go with highs around 90. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
issued at 745 PM EDT Wed Aug 20 2014 


Late afternoon convection has worked over the environment and left a 
subsident regime in its wake, so expect VFR conditions and light 
winds through much of the night. Main challenge will be 
visibilities, especially in bwg where nearly 2 inches of rain fell 
this afternoon. Models have not had a chance to bake this into their 
initialization, so will just take the best shot at it. Will carry 
prevailing MVFR with a tempo for IFR visibilities around daybreak. 
Will also go with MVFR visibilities at Lex, but can't rule out brief 
IFR conditions given the earlier rain there. 


Convective forecast confidence remains limited, as the models still 
don't have a great handle on ongoing activity. We are seeing some 
developing storms over east-central Missouri, as well as in western 
Kentucky, and either of those clusters could round the top of the 
weak upper ridge, and affect central Kentucky well after midnight. 
However, with low pops at the taf sites, will leave it out at this 
time. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...none. 
In...none. 
&& 


$$ 


Update.........Ras 
short term.....Rjs 
long term......bjs 
aviation.......Ras 










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