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Current Conditions

  • 57°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 4:00 PM CDT on October 30, 2014

Freeze watch in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning...
  • Thursday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with rain showers after midnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 64F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Freeze Watch  Statement as of 1:20 PM CDT on October 30, 2014/


... Freeze watch in effect from late Friday night through Saturday
morning...
... Freeze watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a freeze
watch... which is in effect from late Friday night through
Saturday morning. A freeze watch has also been issued from
Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

* Temperatures... readings will fall to around the freezing mark
Saturday morning. Colder readings are expected Sunday morning
as The Heart of a much colder airmass moves across the Ohio
Valley. Expect temperatures to drop into the 20s for many
locations.

* Timing... breezy conditions Friday night will keep readings from
falling too fast. Freezing temperatures should begin a few hours
before daybreak and continue past sunrise. Calmer conditions
Saturday night will mean a quicker drop in temperatures... with
some locations reaching the freezing mark late Saturday evening.

* Impacts... the freezing temperatures this weekend should bring an
effective end to the growing season. In addition... scattered
snow showers are forecast early Saturday morning east of the
I-65 corridor. A brief accumulation is possible in areas where
the snow rate is highest. Road temperatures will be too warm for
accumulations... however moderate snow will reduce visibilities
in some spots making driving hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible.
These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.







Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Regents Avenue, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:30 PM CDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Ridgeview Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM CDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MIDCREST DR., Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM CDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Clearing in wooded area, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM CDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.39 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 6:34 PM CDT

Temperature: 51.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Mammoth Cave NP, Rocky Hill, KY

Updated: 6:30 PM CDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 51% Wind: North at 2.0 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Al Bedel Road, Auburn, KY

Updated: 5:30 PM CST

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
702 PM EDT Thu Oct 30 2014 


..updated aviation discussion... 


Short term (now through Friday night)... 
issued at 245 PM EDT Thu Oct 30 2014 


..windy conditions and falling temperatures expected Friday... 
..Chance for first snow of the season increasing Friday night... 


Have several systems to deal with in this period. The first is a 
shortwave, evident on water vapor over western Iowa, that will dive 
into the Tennessee Valley tonight. This system looks to have enough 
moisture associated with it to produce at least scattered light rain 
showers mainly after midnight tonight. 


Another upper disturbance, this one stronger, will drop from the 
Great Lakes Friday afternoon and evening. A front will pass through 
our region just ahead of this feature, ushering in much cooler air 
behind gusty northwest winds. By Halloween late afternoon, expect 
winds to gust to 25-35 mph. The center of the upper low is forecast 
by model consensus to be over the eastern Kentucky mountains by 06z 
Saturday. Isentropic analysis at 285 and 290k indicates a trowal 
wrapping around this upper low bringing a good chance for banded 
precipitation early Saturday morning. Forecast soundings would 
indicate a lot of this precip could fall as snow. Forecast 
temperatures would support it as well, but accumulations will depend 
on how heavy the snowfall is. Ground temperatures are too warm to 
keep this snow for very long, so if it falls slow enough it will 
just affect visibilities. 


Speaking of those ground temperatures, forecast lows will be around 
freezing Saturday morning. Normally we would not issue a freeze 
watch for forecast lows right down to around 32, as local policy is 
to have temperatures to or under 30 for at least a couple of hours. 
However, given this is the first widespread chance to reach 
freezing, and in collaboration with neighboring offices, we will go 
ahead and hoist a freeze watch for early Saturday morning and extend 
add a second headline for the more solid freeze Sunday morning, read 
long-term discussion below. 


Long term (saturday through thursday)... 
issued at 245 PM EDT Thu Oct 30 2014 


..sub-freezing temperatures likely Sunday morning... 


The synoptic pattern at the start of the long term period will 
feature an abnormally deep/strong trough across the eastern conus, 
with an upstream ridge across the central United States. This 
regime will deamplify through the period, making for a warming trend 
through the period as the large trough breaks down. 


The cold core of the upper-level trough will be pushing east of the 
Ohio Valley by Saturday morning. Therefore, any lingering light 
snow showers (see short term section above) will be pushing east of 
the I-75 corridor. However, forecast soundings suggest low-level 
clouds will hang around through much of the day across areas east of 
I-65 on Saturday. Given the surface cold-air advection coupled with 
the lingering cloud cover, think temperatures will really struggle. 
Have knocked them down a couple of degrees across the northern 
Bluegrass, as highs will likely struggle to make it out of the upper 
30s and lower 40s. Further west, some sunshine looks a bit more 
likely, thus will forecast highs in the mid and upper 40s. Either 
way, Saturday is shaping up to be quite a raw fall day across the 
Ohio Valley. 


The coldest temperatures of the season thus far will be felt 
Saturday night into Sunday morning, as a strong surface ridge 
settles into the Ohio Valley. Pretty high confidence exists for a 
widespread freeze early Sunday morning, as temperatures dip into the 
20s across most locations which should put an end to the growing 
season. Thus, have issued a freeze watch for Sunday morning (in 
addition to Saturday morning). The only potential bust in these 
temperatures would be cloud cover lingering near the I-75 corridor, 
but it appears these clouds will clear quickly enough to allow 
temperatures to quickly fall towards morning. 


A warmup will commence Sunday into early next week, as upper-level 
ridging builds into the Ohio Valley. Highs Sunday will climb back 
into the 50s, with 60s becoming likely Monday into Tuesday. 


The next storm system in the form of a slow-moving cold front will 
arrive Tuesday night into Wednesday. Pwats will climb to 1.25-1.5 
inches, which will support some moderate pockets of rainfall. 
Instability at this long time ranges continues to look meager, thus 
will continue to leave thunder out of the forecast for now. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
updated at 700 PM EDT Thu Oct 30 2014 


A couple of upper level disturbances along with a strong cold front 
will pass through the region during this taf period. For tonight 
clouds will be on the increase as the first disturbance and cold 
front approach. Mid level clouds will move in this evening with 
bases lowering to 4-5 kft after midnight. Winds should be relatively 
light overnight. 


Winds will increase through the morning tomorrow out of the 
northwest. As the surface pressure gradient tightens, they will 
become quite gusty. Sustained winds of 12-15 knots with gusts up to 
around 25 knots are expected tomorrow afternoon, continuing into the 
evening. Scattered showers will move in early tomorrow morning with 
a more solid line of showers accompanying the front later in the 
morning into the afternoon hours. Clouds look to lower to high end 
MVFR with this system tomorrow morning. 


&& 


Lmk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Kentucky...freeze watch from late Friday night through Saturday morning for 
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Freeze watch from Saturday evening through Sunday morning for 
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In...freeze watch from late Friday night through Saturday morning for 
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Freeze watch from Saturday evening through Sunday morning for 
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Short term........rjs 
long term.........Kjd 
aviation..........eer 



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