Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beautiful Days Ahead

Today 10/21 - Partly Cloudy - High 63° / Tonight - Partly Cloudy - Low 41°

High pressure will begin to wrap around the the low pressure system and into the region. The cold front will be well to the east of the region today. We should expect partly cloudy skies to overtake much of the region. Ridging will also begin to work into the region to the west. This means we'll be placed under a northwest  flow, which will keep out temperatures in the low to  mid 60s despite mostly sunny skies.
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
Partly cloudy skies will be likely during the overnight hours tonight. The clearer skies will allow temperatures to take a tumble into the upper 40s for lows.

Wednesday 10/22 - Mostly Sunny - High 59° / Wed Night - Mostly Clear - Low 37°

Wednesday will bring another day of upper level flow from the north. This will again usher in some cooler temperatures to the area. The good thing is that there will be a lack of moisture in the region, which will deplete the rain chances for the next few days. This means sky conditions should remain mostly clear with a high just shy of 60°. Notice the red hue over much of Kentucky indicating unsaturated air aloft.
NAM Forecast Relative Humidity - Valid Wednesday Evening - College of DuPage
NAM Forecast Relative Humidity - Valid Wednesday Evening - College of DuPage
Under clear skies once again, temperatures will be allowed to plummet. Thus, you can expect to see lows in the mid to upper 30s across the area. Be sure to bundle up if you're out and about!

Thursday 10/23 - Mostly Sunny - High 62° / Thur Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 45°

On Thursday we'll see a break from the north to northwestern flow aloft. This chance will be brought about by a shortwave embedded in the longwave ridging pattern. In layman's terms, there is a kink in the jet stream pattern. Our upper to mid level flow will shift out of the south to southwest. This will allow for a slight rebound in temperatures into the low to mid 60s under mostly sunny skies. That forecast is worth a high five!
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Cloud cover may increase some into the evening hours as the aforementioned shortwave trough begins to lift air over the region. This will keep low temperatures from falling too much, thus lows in the mid 40s appear possible.

That should wrap up this post. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG on Twitter for the latest Bowling Green weather details. Have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Few Showers Today

Today 10/20 - Partly Cloudy - High 66° / Tonight - Partly Cloudy - Low 49°

A cold front will work through the region to start the work week. The good news is that this front will likely be pretty moisture starved. Cloudy conditions could become possible during the afternoon and evening hours as the front draws near. A few sprinkles here and there can't be ruled out, however widespread rain is not expected. Highs will be in the mid 60s, around 66° in Bowling Green.
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
As the front moves east, conditions should begin to clear out. Thus, we'll expect partly cloudy skies for the overnight hours with lows just under 50°.

Tuesday 10/21 - Partly Cloudy - High 62° / Tues Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 41°

High pressure and upper level ridging will settle into the region after the cold front departs from the region. This will result in nice, but cool weather for the next several days. On Tuesday we can expect partly cloudy skies throughout most of the day. Winds will be out of the north, which will provide some cooler high temperatures to the region. Highs will remain in the low 60s across the area. Bring out the turtleneck dance...
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Tuesday night will bring partly cloudy conditions to the region and cooler temperatures once again. Lows will be just above 40°. If skies clear completely, some lows may be in the upper 30s.

Wednesday 10/22 - Partly Cloudy - High 61° / Wed Night - Clearing Skies - Low 37°

It appears that Wednesday will likely be the coolest day of the week this week. High pressure will be firmly established across the region along with upper level ridging. This will result in some northwest flow, which will bring those temperatures down. Partly cloudy skies can be expected most of the day with clouds decreasing with time. High temperatures will struggle to reach the 60s. Reminder: the pool is closed...and for good reason.
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A cool night appears to be on tap across the region. Partly cloudy skies should clear out to mostly clear conditions. This will allow temperatures to drop like a rock. Low temperatures will be well into the 30s so be sure to bundle up!

That should wrap up this blog post. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG on Twitter for all the latest Bowling Green weather information. Have a great day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Update

Today – Sunny – High 76º / Tonight – Mostly Clear – Low 48º

6am 50º – 9am 58º – 12pm 70º – 3pm 76º – 6pm 66º

Today is gong to be beautiful! The sun and warmth have finally returned after two very wet and gloomy weeks. High temperatures will top out in the upper 70's this afternoon across south central Kentucky. Yea.

Saturday – Mostly Sunny – High 64º / Sat Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 40º

Saturday will continue the stretch of sunny day. However, a surface cold front will push through tonight and cool things off for tomorrow. High temperatures tomorrow will top out in the low 60's. A great day to go hiking or get outdoors while it's comfortable. Winter will be here before you know it.
Surface Front Saturday Morning
Surface Front Saturday Morning

Sunday – Mostly Sunny – High 60º / Sun Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 42º

Once again, Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures. The afternoon high will top out around 60 degrees. Just cool enough to break out the long sleeves, but not cold enough to stop the afternoon barbecue. Fire up those grills and turn on some football.
Temperatures Sunday Afternoon - NAM
Temperatures Sunday Afternoon - NAM forecasting low 60's
That's all for this Friday morning. Be sure to stay up to date with all your real time Bowling Green weather info @WxOrNotBG on twitter. Have a great evening!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Drying Out Through The Weekend

Today 10/17 – Mostly Cloudy; Lingering Showers Early – High 64º / Tonight – Partly Cloudy – Low 46º

6am 49º – 9am 54º – 12pm 60º – 3pm 64º – 6pm 59º

Good morning, we are currently seeing mostly cloudy skies with temperatures around 50º. We are seeing a few isolated rain showers around the area thanks to a cutoff low slowly departing our area. As this cutoff low moves east, precipitation and cloud cover will follow. We should see an end to any isolated showers around noon with skies becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. High temperatures are expected to reach into the middle 60s this afternoon.

Calmer weather is expected overnight as our upper-level flow becomes more zonal. Skies will be partly cloudy with lows dropping into the middle to upper 40s.

Fri – Mostly Sunny; Breezy; Very Nice  – High 76º / Fri Night – Mostly Clear; Calm & Cool – Low 48º

Tomorrow's weather will be something to write home about as this will be Bowling Green's first day with no precipitation since October 8th. Zonal flow aloft and southerly surface winds will actually pull some warmer air into our area tomorrow and high temperatures will reach the middle to upper 70s. Skies will be partly cloudy Friday and it will be an excellent day to get outside and celebrate the return of quiet weather.
Drier Weather
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Sat – Partly Cloudy – High 65º / Sat Night – Mostly Clear – Low 40º

A weak cold front is expected to move southeast across Kentucky early on Friday and while this front will not bring any precipitation to our area, temperatures will be running around ten degrees cooler than on Friday. We could see a few clouds associated with the cold front before noon on Saturday but clear skies will begin to dominate the forecast later in the afternoon.

Clear skies will continue overnight and lows will drop to around 40º. Light winds around the area could allow a few rural locations to drop into the upper 30s.

This pattern of calmer and drier weather is expected to continue into early next week as a large ridge builds over the U.S.

That's all I've got for this morning. Try and find a way to get out and enjoy this drier weather over the next few day. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG on Twitter for real-time weather updates.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Damp Day

Today 10/15 - Pesky Showers - High 60° / Tonight - Isolated Showers - Low 49°

I don't know about you, but I experienced some of the most annoying rain yesterday. You know, the kind the feels more like someone "spraying it, not saying it" type. Yeah, we'll see more of that today. The cutoff low pressure system will continue to wobble around the northeastern United States. This will wrap moisture around into this region. Thus, we'll expect those pesky showers to stick around. Due to the showers and cloud cover, highs will struggle to hit 60° tomorrow.
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Today - NOAA WPC
Widespread showers will give way to more isolated showers as the moisture begins to depart from the region. You can expect lows to be around 50°.

Thursday 10/16 - Isolated Showers - High 63° / Thur Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 46°

On Thursday the cutoff low will begin to move further away from the region. This will draw the moisture with it. Thus, we'll continue to see rain chances diminish. Nevertheless, a few isolated showers are possible, especially during the morning hours. Highs will rebound a bit from today as we'll see highs in the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies in the afternoon and evening. Shown in the meteogram below, there is pretty good agreement on the models for high temperatures to be in the low to mid 60s. Spoiler, check out Friday temperatures!
Meteogram For Bowling Green Weather - Temperatures - Iowa State
Meteogram For Bowling Green Weather - Temperatures - Iowa State

Ridging will move into the region behind the exiting low pressure system. This will bring some clearing to the region. Thus, partly cloudy skies overnight can be expected with a low of 46°.

Friday 10/17 - Partly Cloudy - High 73° / Fri Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 47°

A secondary, weak cold front will approach the region on Friday. The good news is we'll warm up pretty substantially before the cold front can reach us. Also good news is the the cold front appears to be pretty moisture starved, so little to no precipitation is expected to come of it. Expect partly cloudy skies throughout the day on Friday with afternoon highs reaching the mid 70s. Dr. Awesome from Chuck says, "That's awesome!"
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The cold front will move through the region during the evening hours which will help bring those low temperatures back down. Partly cloudy skies overnight with a low of 47°.

That should wrap up this post. Be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG for the latest information on weather. Have a great day!