Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nice Weather Thrives; Rain Sunday

Today 9/18 – Mostly Sunny; Nice – High 77º / Thu Night – Mostly Clear; Chilly – Low 52º

6am 55º – 9am 66º – 12am 71º – 3pm 75º – 6pm 71º

Good morning, temperatures are currently in the lower 50s  across southern Kentucky and another beautiful day is on its way. At the upper levels of the atmosphere, we remain on the edge a longwave trough. Northwesterly flow in the upper-levels combined with surface winds out of the north will result in another fall-like day as our high temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Forecast Surface Analysis valid at 7am today. (Courtesy: WPC)
An area of surface high pressure to our northeast will help keep skies mostly clear today. Another chilly night is expected with our lows falling into the lower 50s.

Fri – Sunny; Gorgeous – High 81º / Fri Night – Mostly Clear; Cool – Low 60º

Another beautiful day is expected tomorrow, a perfect way to end the work week.
Mid-level ridging will allow temperatures to reach a few degrees higher tomorrow. We may make a run at hitting a high of 80º since last Thursday. Temperatures will dip down to 60º tonight under clear skies, great news for anyone heading out to the Big-To-Do Fest tonight.


Sat – Mostly Sunny – High 84º / Fri Night – Mostly Cloudy: Cool – Low 66º

An upper-level low will attempt to push the strong ridge responsible for our quiet weather east later this weekend. Ahead of this upper-level trough, surface winds will turn to the south and usher in slightly warmer temperatures. Skies will be mostly cloudy on Saturday with highs in the lower to middle 80s.

An area of showers and thunderstorms is expected to develop across Missouri and Kansas Saturday evening and slowly move east. While we will stay dry, we will see an increase in cloud cover overnight as the precipitation edges closer. Mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures wild with lows only falling into the middle 60s.

Precipitation chances will increase on Sunday, so be sure to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather during the first half of the weekend. For real-time weather updates be sure to follow @WxOrNotBG on Twitter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Awesome Weather Continues

Today 9/17 - Patchy AM Fog; Mostly Cloudy - High 74° / Tonight - Partly Cloudy - Low 53°

This morning we'll likely be waking up to some patchy fog across the region. Be sure to use caution if you encounter any thick fog on your commute to work. The clouds will likely hang around the region due to the cooler than normal temperatures. Colder weather and higher sun angle can cause some pretty thick cloud cover. We saw this occur yesterday. It took a majority of the morning for the sun to finally peek out in Bowling Green.
NAM Simulated Cloud Cover - Valid 4 PM Wednesday - Unidata
NAM Simulated Cloud Cover - Valid 4 PM Wednesday - Unidata
The cloud cover will also cause our surface temperatures to be a little on the chilly side. However, we will be a few degrees warmer than yesterday. You can expect a high around 74° across Bowling Green and south central Kentucky.

Those pesky clouds will begin to burn off some in the afternoon and evening hours across the region. Thus, you can expect partly cloudy skies during the overnight hours with a low around 53°.

Thursday 9/18 - AM Drizzle; Partly Cloudy - High 75° / Thur Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 53°

Some morning showers and drizzle will be possible across the region to begin the day on Thursday. However, these conditions should quickly clear out of the region as a surface boundary continues to drift away from the region. A cold front will be looming to the north of the Bowling Green area. This probably won't impact our weather too much for Thursday. Thus, partly cloudy skies with a high of 75° in the afternoon will be the forecast.
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Thursday - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Thursday - NOAA WPC
Thursday night will bring a drier air mass into the region, which should suppress clouds for the most part. Thus, partly cloud skies and a low of 53° look to be in store.

Friday 9/19 - Mostly Sunny - High 79° / Fri Night - Mostly Clear - Low 59°

Friday will bring more dry air into the region. Morning cloudiness will give way to mostly sunny conditions in the afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures will be returning to just below normal as we'll see highs approach the 80° mark once more. I don't think there's much to complain about here. Did I mention it was Friday? Get hype...but don't embarrass yourself.
Friday night will offer more stellar weather to the region. Mostly clear conditions will be found across the region as well as a low just below 60°.

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cool Weather Sticks Around

Today 9/16 - AM Showers; Mostly Cloudy - High 72° / Tonight - Partly Cloudy - Low 50°

We're waking up to some isolated showers across the region this morning. This is in association with a cold front that is moving across the area. This cold front will cause clouds to stick across the region for most of the day. The clouds and cold front will also knock temperatures back a bit as we'll only see a high of 72°.

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Tuesday AM - NOAA WPC
WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Tuesday AM - NOAA WPC
High pressure will begin to work into the region on Tuesday night behind the cold front. This will help break up cloud cover a bit to partly cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 50°.

Wednesday 9/17 - Partly Cloudy - High 74° / Wed Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 54°

High pressure will be centered to the north over the region. This will make the weather on Wednesday feel pretty nice outside. Morning sunshine will likely give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon hours. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s. Be sure to get out and enjoy the day since there is not much to complain about!
Wednesday night will bring partly cloudy skies to the region overnight. Lows will warm up a few degrees compared to tonight. Lows on Wednesday night will be right around 54°.

Thursday 9/18 - Partly Cloudy - High 76° / Thur Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 55°

Thursday will likely start off with cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions. Cloud cover should decrease across the region throughout the day as drier air aloft begins to move in place across the region. Thus, partly cloudy to mostly clear skies can be expected across the region in the afternoon and evening hours. An upper level ridge will begin working into the region, which will help increase those highs to the mid and upper 70s.
NAM Forecast 250mb Heights/Wind Barbs/Wind Speed - Valid Thursday AM - Unidata
NAM Forecast 250mb Heights/Wind Barbs/Wind Speed - Valid Thursday AM - Unidata
Thursday night will likely bring partly cloudy conditions overnight. Calm weather is in store with lows in the mid 50s expected across south central Kentucky.

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to check out @WxOrNotBG on Twitter for the latest weather news! Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

AM Fog To Sunny Skies


Today 9/15 - AM Fog; Partly Cloudy - High 79° / Tonight - Cloudy; Few Showers - Low 58°

Good Monday morning to everyone reading the blog this morning. This will be the start of a week full of awesome weather! We're waking up to some foggy conditions across the region this morning. You can generally expect the fog to thin out by 9 or 10 this morning due to warming temperatures from the sunlight.

Cloudy skies during the morning hours will likely give way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon hours. We'll see the region warm back up a bit after a couple cooler days. I think we see a high of 79° due to departing clouds around midday. The wind for today should remain rather calm, but could be light from the west by day's end.

Tonight will bring cloudy skies to the region. A few places may receive a rain shower or two before daylight on Tuesday. Winds will be light and out of the west. A low of 58° seems likely.

Tuesday 9/16 - Isolated Showers; Cloudy - High 75° / Tue Night - Partly Cloudy - Low 50°

A frontal system that will bring the cloudiness and possible showers to the region tonight will continue to work out of the region. Some showers will be possible in the morning hours on Tuesday. I think the clouds will stick around the region for most of the day. High pressure will begin to overspread the region after the front exits the region. Generally decreasing clouds will be seen in the evening hours after a high around 75°.

WPC Forecast Frontal Positions - Valid Tuesday 7 PM - NOAA WPC

Tuesday night will continue to bring decreasing clouds to the region as well as calm winds. For this reason, temperatures will be quite chilly overnight. Lows will be around 50°.

Wednesday 9/17 - Patchy AM Fog; Partly Cloudy - High 77° / Wed Night - Clear - Low 53°

High pressure will be situated over the region. This will bring favorable weather conditions to the region once again. Patchy morning fog will likely be the only complaint about the day. Partly cloudy skies will be abundant across the region. Highs will be right around 77° for Bowling Green. My thoughts:

Wednesday night will bring clear skies to much of the region. This will once again let temperatures get a little chilly out there. Expect a low of 77°.

That about wraps up this blog post. Be sure to get out and enjoy the awesome weather this week. Follow @WxOrNotBG for all the latest weather details!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cooler Weather Here To Stay

Today 9/12 – Mostly Cloudy; Showers – High 72º / Tonight – Mostly Cloudy; Cooler – Low 60º

3pm 70º – 6pm 71º – 9pm 67º – 12am 67º – 3am 64º – 6am 61º

The next few days will be characterized by much cooler weather than we have seen recently. However clouds will also be a big factor today and part of tomorrow. Showers are possible throughout the day with lingering gloomy clouds. Take a look at the high temperatures across the Midwest today where portions of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin may not see highs reach the 50's. Glad that is not coming for Bowling Green.

College of Dupage. NAM model run.

Here is a look at the cold front responsible for this weather. Currently it stretches from the eastern seaboard across the southeast U.S.

Saturday – Partly Sunny – High 71º / Sat Night – Partly Cloudy; Cool – Low 56º

Tomorrow will be just a tad cooler, but we may start to see peeks of sunshine making the day much more pleasant. No matter what, temperatures in the low 70's is always welcome. Shall we celebrate?
...He's not as happy as he should be.

Sunday – Mostly Sunny– High 76º / Sun Night – Partly Cloudy; Cool – Low 57º

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday...Sunday will be a nice one! With mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70's, outdoor activities should be just lovely. Sunday football awaits.
And that's all, folks. Be sure to stay up to date with all your real time weather info @WxOrNotBG on twitter.