Rainy Election Night, Warming Trend Starts Thursday

Tuesday has been overcast and cool thus far, with afternoon temperatures in the lower 50s. A shortwave trough (Figure 1) is currently affecting Bowling Green’s weather, and it is expected to continue to dig southeast to further affect the forecast for Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Before the clouds set in from the northwest Tuesday morning, the temperature did fall to 34 °F. Current enhanced infrared satellite imagery (Figure 2) shows the heavier cloud cover over Illinois, Indiana, and western Kentucky.

Figure 1

Rain showers over these same areas will move southeast this evening into tonight, so expect a wet and chilly evening as you watch election results roll in. Cloudy skies will remain through the night and through half of Wednesday. Overnight lows will be in the lower 40s.

Figure 2

The clouds will persist until Wednesday afternoon, so expect highs only around 50 degrees. A ridge of high pressure begins building into the region Wednesday night into Thursday, and this feature will produce warming each day into the weekend. The NAM (Figure 3) shows surface temperatures rising back into the mid 60s by Friday.

Figure 3

Bowling Green, KY Forecast:

Tuesday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 42.

Wednesday: Cloudy in the morning, partly sunny in the afternoon and evening. High 50.

Wednesday Night: Clear. Low 32.

Thursday: Sunny. High 58.

Friday: Sunny. High 65.

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