Morning fog followed by afternoon sunshine

Drier air moves in temporarily
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 10:38 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Showers and storms drenched portions of south-central Kentucky Wednesday! Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport officially picked up 2.59″ of rain officially, setting a new rainfall record for the date (old record: 1.33″ set in 1981)! Rain chances decrease as temperatures increase Thursday.

Walking this morning will be tricky because of the patchy fog, so you may want to wait until...
Walking this morning will be tricky because of the patchy fog, so you may want to wait until the fog lifts so you can see your path. We'll have clouds move out and sunshine by the afternoon!(WBKO)

All of the moisture from Wednesday’s rainfall combined with clearing skies overnight have resulted in patchy, dense fog for Thursday morning. If you’re traveling this morning, have the low beams on, drive with caution and give yourself plenty of space from other vehicles on the road. Once the fog lifts, clouds will be present before sunshine returns late morning into the early afternoon. Expect sunshine by the evening hours and afternoon high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s with light easterly winds. Should be a great night for the Bowling Green Hot Rods after their game was canceled on Wednesday due to rain - plus it’s college night so you’ll have to wear your WKU gear on top of your Bootleggers gear!

Friday will start off with areas of patchy fog possible - otherwise mostly clear with morning low temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s. As the day progresses, clouds will begin to develop from daytime heating and humidity to become partly cloudy. The heat and humidity coupled with energy to the south of the Kentucky/Tennessee state line will allow for a few isolated showers and storms to develop, but nothing is expected to be widespread. Highs on Friday will only reach the low-to-mid 80s with light southeasterly winds. On both Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have widely scattered showers and storms that develop also from daytime heating. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s and morning lows will be warm in the mid-to-upper 60s. Many places could stay dry through the weekend, especially further north - but we expect the “splash-and-dash” variety of showers and storms at play that could make a few outdoor weekend plans wet - but not cancel-worthy.

Early next week will be interesting as we are tracking the potential for moderate-to-heavy rainfall once again. Both Monday and Tuesday could see scattered showers and storms likely as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will be moving into the region ahead of a cold front to our west-northwest... it is too early to discuss rainfall amounts, but locally heavy rainfall is certainly a possibility that we’ll be keeping a close eye on as more data comes in. Wednesday is the first day of fall, and though high temperatures will be fall-like in the upper 70s and low 80s, it will still be humid with scattered showers and storms possible with the mentioned cold front slowing down over south-central Kentucky. There are signals in forecast models that late next week into the following weekend could have high temperatures only in the upper 70s - which will be welcomed on the first official weekend of fall. Climate patterns though also suggest that temperatures will be near-to-above average for the rest of the month of September along with drier-than-average conditions - so nothing looks cool at this point. Trust the WBKO First Alert Weather Team for the latest conditions and forecasts for south-central Kentucky!

Bowling Green 3 day forecast:

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. High 84. Low 66. Winds E at 5 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and storms possible. High 83. Low 68. Winds SE at 5 mph.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms possible. High 84. Low 67. Winds E at 6 mph.

Thursday’s Climate Info for Bowling Green:

Record High Today: 101 (1927)

Record Low Today: 38 (1916, 1904)

Normal High: 83

Normal Low: 60

Sunrise: 6:29 a.m.

Sunset: 6:51 p.m.

Health & Allergies:

Air Quality: Good (Ozone Count: 1 / Small Particulate Matter: 18)

Pollen Count: High (8.0 - Weeds)

Mold Count: Moderate (7301 - Mold Spore Count)

UV Index: High (6)

Wednesday’s Climate Info for Bowling Green:

Yesterday’s High: 77

Yesterday’s Low: 67

Yesterday’s Precip: 2.59″ *DAILY RECORD RAINFALL*

Monthly Precip: 3.52″ (+1.64″)

Yearly Precip: 41.69″ (+5.04″)

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