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Current Conditions

  • 79°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 67°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Bowling Green, Kentucky

Updated: 10:00 PM CDT on July 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 91F with a heat index of 97F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

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

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 95F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 88F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 66F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Ridgeview Drive, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:17 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: WNKY NBC & CBS 40 Weather, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:17 PM CDT

Temperature: 78.0 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: MIDCREST DR., Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:17 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.5 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Bowling Green KY US, Browning, KY

Updated: 8:48 PM CDT

Temperature: 79 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at 2 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: Plano, Bowling Green, KY

Updated: 9:17 PM CDT

Temperature: 78.2 °F Dew Point: 73 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Al Bedel Road, Auburn, KY

Updated: 9:15 PM CDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky 
937 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


..forecast update... 
Issued at 936 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


Scattered to numerous showers and a few storms continue to linger 
across the Lake Cumberland region, with very slow movement eastward. 
Continue to be concerned about some localized areas that have picked 
up a few inches of rainfall with different rounds of storms, however 
the overall trend on radar displays weakening. Will gradually 
diminish coverage in that region over the next few hours. 


A secondary area of very weak showers is also sinking south across 
southern Indiana and north central Kentucky ahead of what looks to be the 
actual frontal boundary. Will continue to leave mention of an 
isolated shower or storm this evening, with isolated showers 
associated with this feature overnight. Model time heights and 
soundings show a pretty moist 1000-850 mb layer overnight, with an 
approaching wave currently over eastern Iowa. Think we could get 
some measurable showers or drizzle lingering after midnight and into 
the pre-dawn hours so hold slight chance pops all night. 


Think the heavy cloud cover and northerly winds between 5 and 10 mph 
should be enough to limit fog production, however cannot rule out 
fog in the areas that saw rain today. 


Previous update... 
issued at 606 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


Scattered to numerous storms have re-fired ahead of the cool frontal 
boundary currently along a bwg/Lex line, with the aid of 
differential heating from upper level clouds. These storms are 
moving slowly off to the east, and have been able to produce very 
heavy rainfall, a localized damaging wind gust and hail. The threat 
for stronger storms will diminish over the next two hours as storms 
move east of the area, and we lose daytime heating. Did update the 
forecast to increase rainfall totals and increase coverage of 
T-storms this evening. 


Short term (now through Thursday night)... 
issued at 320 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


The cold front was very near the Ohio River as of 3pm. Most storms 
have exited the region with thinning of clouds noted. With many 
daylight hours left, some instability may rebuild and forcing from 
the front could cause a few more storms/showers to redevelop late 
this afternoon and evening. However, the strongest forcing along 
the front will remain SW of our region and earlier showers/storms 
have created a more stable moist environment. Post frontal 
convection near ind is dissipating as well. Thus, think that more 
showers/storms are possible but will limit pops to 20-30% for this 
evening. Also, any convection that does form is expected to remain 
below severe limits due to limited forcing and instability. In 
fact, it will probably be hard to even get a strong storm going with 
gusty winds in this environment. 


Any convective activity should cease after midnight with only some 
patchy light drizzle/low clouds and maybe even some light fog late 
tonight into tomorrow morning. A cooler airmass will enter the area 
resulting in low temps in the 60s tonight. 


With sfc high pressure and upper level troughing over the region 
thurs/thurs night, we'll experience unseasonably cool conditions. 
Highs thurs afternoon will drop back into the upper 70s and lower 
80s with skies becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon hours. 
Thurs night lows will bottom out in the upper 50s and lower 60s 
under mostly clear skies. 


Long term (friday through wednesday)... 
issued at 320 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


Friday should be one more quiet day, with lower dewpoints and 
temperatures still a few degrees below normal. A disturbance flowing 
down within the northwest flow aloft will run into the dry air over 
US, which should keep US from getting rain. This first system could 
set the stage for another system to have a little more moisture to 
work with late Friday night as it gets into southern Indiana. Cloud 
cover with this system, similar to today, will pose a large question 
mark on temperatures and rain chances in the day Saturday. Mex 
guidance is calling for highs in the 90s Saturday, with the chance 
for storms waiting until the evening as yet another disturbance 
rolls through and takes advantage of that heating/instability. Will 
not go as high as the guidance for temperatures, but still be around 
90 for many locations. 


The rain chances will continue Sunday and Sunday night as we get a 
cool front to move from the Midwest into the Ohio Valley. That front 
will bring another round of unseasonably cool temperatures to the 
region for at least the first half of the work week. Once again, 
records are possible with this round of cooling. 


&& 


Aviation (00z taf update)... 
issued at 710 PM EDT Wed Jul 23 2014 


Convective activity just ahead of a passing cool front should remain 
just south and east of the bwg/Lex terminals this evening. Latest 
obs show all of the taf sites with northwesterly surface flow, 
indicating the front has passed. The main focus for the overnight 
will be how low ceilings get as model time heights/soundings 
indicate quite a bit of moisture in the lower levels. Sdf/Lex could 
drop into the MVFR range by 10-11 PM tonight, before falling close 
to the low MVFR/IFR range in the pre-dawn hours to around dawn. 
Ceilings will rise back into the solid MVFR range (above fuel 
alternate) by mid morning, however we will likely keep a broken deck 
at our just above the VFR/MVFR threshold through the afternoon. All 
of this will happen a few hours later at bwg. Will also mention some 
patchy drizzle at times in the pre-dawn hours as low level moisture 
looks to be deep enough and a passing wave may squeeze out some very 
light precipitation. One limiting factor to how low the ceilings 
get, could be surface winds staying up around 5-10 mph overnight. 
Surface winds during this time will generally be out of the northwest 
overnight, veering to north-northeast on Thursday. 


&& 


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


$$ 


Update.........Bjs 
short term.....Ams 
long term......rjs 
aviation.......bjs 



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