Thursday Morning Weather Update

Real-Time Bowling Green Weather Radar:

Today 11/6 – Mostly Cloudy; Stray Shower Possible; Windy – High 55º / Thu Night – Stray Shower Possible Early; Mostly Cloudy; Cold – Low 35º

6am 51º – 9am 52º – 12pm 54º – 3pm 55º – 6pm 51º

Good morning, we saw one cold front and the associated area of rain showers push southeast of our area yesterday and now another cold front to the northwest is knocking on the door. Current temperatures are in the upper 40s across rural locations and near 50° in Bowling Green.

In the upper-levels of the atmosphere a trough is positioned over the eastern U.S. which is keeping a cold air mass in place. An area of surface low pressure is currently just east of Lake Michigan and an associated cold front stretches just northwest of the Ohio River. There is not much precipitation associated with this front, but we will see it pass east of southern Kentucky this afternoon. A few stray showers are possible as this front passes, but most of the precipitation looks to stay to the north and east of us.

Predicted Surface Analysis Valid at 7am CST (Courtesy: WPC)

We will see a mix of clouds and sun this morning, before skies become mostly cloudy along the cold front this afternoon. Winds will turn to the northwest this afternoon and sustained winds look to be around 10-15mph, so you can expect some breezy conditions today. Temperatures won’t get too much warmer today with our highs only topping out in the middle 50s.

As this cold front moves off to the east tomorrow night, we will see skies become partly cloudy after midnight as surface high pressure moves in from the west. Low temperatures will dip into the middle 30s overnight.

Fri – Mostly Sunny; Cold – High 49º / Fri Night – Partly Cloudy; Cold – Low 35º

Calmer weather looks to be on tap for Friday, as the jet stream becomes zonal (flat) ahead of the next trough moving over the eastern U.S. this weekend. High pressure at the surface will keep skies clear and we can expect a beautiful day…except for the temperatures. We will still remain in a colder air mass tomorrow and high temperatures will struggle to reach 50°.


Friday night looks interesting as we will see some weak warm air advection as surface winds turn to the SSW ahead of our next incoming trough tomorrow night. Temperatures will only fall into the middle 30s overnight under partly cloudy skies.

Sat – Mostly Cloudy; Iso’d Showers Late – High 55º / Fri Night – Mostly Cloudy; Iso’d Showers Early – Low 35º

The next upper-level trough will move over the eastern U.S. on Saturday which means we will see yet another cold front move east across Kentucky during the day. Ahead of the front, expect increasing clouds throughout the day with high temperatures reaching the middle 50s.

By Saturday evening a weak line of showers will push east across our area along the cold front. Rainfall amounts will be light, and at this time it looks like the precipitation will be all rain. We will have to keep a close eye on this forecast, because if temperatures trend a few degrees cooler it would not be out of the question to see a few snowflakes mix in as the precipitation ends.

Look for any showers to move east of our area after midnight Saturday night, and skies will become partly cloudy with low temperatures falling into the middle 30s.

That’s all I’ve got for this morning, be sure to check out @WxOrNotBG and @WarrenCountyWX on Twitter for real-time weather updates.