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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT on April 24, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 61F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 72F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 72F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Ridgeview Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 2:02 PM CDT

Temperature: 75.8 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 2:02 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS HOUCHIN MEADOW KY US, Rocky Hill, KY

Updated: 1:12 PM CDT

Temperature: 75 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: SSW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
140 PM EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


..Forecast update... 
issued at 1133 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


Surface winds will be steady out of the east-southeast around 10 mph, veering 
to more southeasterly and strengthening a bit to 10-15 mph through 
the afternoon. This will occur as a developing warm front lifts 
north across the area. Broken clouds associated with this feature 
are also lifting north at this hour with south central Kentucky currently 
mostly sunny. Expect all areas of the County Warning Area will see good heating, so 
forecast high temperatures look on track. Will continue to call for 
upper 70s touching 80 across the south and low to mid 70s along and 
north of the I-64 corridor. Upper level clouds will begin to stream 
in from the west later this afternoon, ahead of tonight's weather 
system. Will fine tune the timing and details of that system this 
afternoon once the full suite of 12z data is in. 


Short term (now through friday)... 
issued at 300 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


Surface high pressure across the eastern Great Lakes and upper-level 
ridging directly over the forecast area will push east today as a 
front approaches from the west. Southerly winds of 10-15 mph and a 
few gusts to around 20 mph today will help usher in warmer 
temperatures when compared to yesterday. Highs this afternoon should 
range from roughly middle 70s to around 80. Clouds will increase 
through the day as the front nears the lower Ohio Valley. 


A low pressure system pushing through the upper Midwest will swing 
the aforementioned cold front through the forecast area tonight. 
Overall, the system has slowed a bit. Showers and storms will 
develop along this front across the middle Mississippi Valley today 
and push east through our area overnight. With marginal instability 
to our west, some of these storms may become severe and form a line 
of convection ahead of the actual front. However, when the line of 
showers and storms reach our area, they should be in a weakening 
state. Still, some gusty winds of 40-50 mph are certainly possible 
with the strongest storms we might see tonight. The best chance of 
the stronger gusts would be along and west of the I-65 corridor, 
particularly along the Kentucky/Tennessee border. As this line weakens and pushes 
east after midnight, some additional development of mainly showers 
will be possible along the actual front. This activity is expected 
to push across the area after midnight and through the pre-dawn 
hours, exiting to our east Friday morning. Temperatures should stay 
mild, with middle 50s for lows. 


Some lingering clouds and precip first thing Friday morning will 
quickly exit east, with a mostly sunny afternoon expected. Westerly 
winds of 12-18 mph and a some gusts of 20-25 mph can be expected. 
Temperatures should top out in the lower to middle 70s Friday 
afternoon. 


Long term (friday night through wednesday)... 
issued at 305 am EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


Stalling front that originally looked to push into the region Friday 
night/Saturday now looks like it may just make it to our northern 
counties, but it still looks to dissipate as ridging builds in aloft 
for the weekend. We should stay dry and above normal both days. 


Sunday night, a pv anomaly, now over the Gulf of Alaska, will rotate 
into the Central Plains. This system will nudge the upper ridge 
bringing US the dry weekend east and allow for more moisture to get 
into the region. A focus will develop for precipitation in the form 
of a warm front attached to a fairly deep low pressure center 
somewhere over KS/NE. Models, both deterministic and ensemble, are 
in pretty good agreement for this scenario, but they differ on just 
how much precip we would get this far east of that system. The 
blended model forecast looks similar to our ongoing forecast with 
high-end chance (~50%) across the western forecast area and low-end 
chance (~30%) in the Bluegrass. 


On Monday, the frontal zone looks to sharpen, but most of the models 
show our region in the warm sector, continuing to get a feed of 
moisture from the south and keeping in good rain chances. The 12z 
Euro was the farthest south with this frontal zone, allowing much 
cooler air into the northern half of the forecast area. Will 
consider this an outlier for now and keep most of our area above 
normal, especially as the New Run coming in now is more in line with 
the other models. 


The forecast for Monday night through Wednesday continues to look 
wet, as a second pv anomaly retrogrades across the northern Great 
Lakes and becomes wrapped up with the first system, into a large 
gyre over the Midwest by Wednesday. Even though this is an unusual 
pattern, many of the models are showing it. Exact details of the day 
to day forecast are hard to pin down at this point, as we probably 
will have some periods with dry slots working over US, but rain 
chances continue to look good. Our temperatures will depend on how 
far south that upper low settles, so this part of the forecast is 
lower confidence. 


Given the slow motion of the system, may eventually have to deal 
with some flooding issues. For now have quantitative precipitation forecast from 12z Sunday through 
Wednesday at 1.5-2.5". 


&& 


Aviation (18z taf update)... 
issued at 130 PM EDT Thu Apr 24 2014 


In the near term through this evening, VFR conditions will prevail 
at all 3 taf sites, with a southeast surface wind becoming south at 
5 to 15 mph. Tonight, a strong shortwave trough will progress 
eastward across the Ohio Valley, accompanied by a band or 2 of 
showers and thunderstorms. Low-level wind fields will increase from 
the south with surface gusts over 20 kts at times late tonight. 
Winds at 850 mb may increase to around 50 kts, but winds will 
increase steadily from the surface to 850 mb with no abrupt change 
in wind direction, I.E., Strong low-level/sudden wind shear should 
not be a significant concern. 


A band of convection should reach sdf and bwg in the 04-06z time 
frame or so, and then just thereafter at Lex. Convective cells would 
be more likely at bwg and sdf, and then more scattered within a band 
of showers at Lex as the line moves east. This should take vsbys 
and/or ceilings into MVFR category as predominant. After this axis 
of rain moves through, there may be a break of precipitation with a 
return mainly to VFR. But then scattered thunderstorms are again 
possible a couple/few hours either side of 12z as the surface front 
and mid-level trough pass through the taf sites. Have accounted for 
this with thunderstorms in the vicinity in the grids. 


After frontal passage Friday morning, winds will become west to 
northwest and gust from 20-30 kts at times. Low clouds will also 
clear during the day. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update.........Bjs 
short term.....Mjp 
long term......rjs 
aviation.......twf 










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