Warming trend to continue into the weekend…

Good Friday everyone! Weather conditions have been absolutely great across the Commonwealth as temperatures have continued to warm over the past couple days. After a cold, wintry start to the week, a spring time ending for the weekend looks like a real possibility as surface high pressure and upper level ridging will take hold of our area!  Satellite imagery indicated some lower level stratus clouds earlier this morning  but have since thinned out leaving mostly sunny skies with temperatures reaching the low 50’s over Bowling Green.


300 mb Heights and Winds map, Valid for Saturday 15Z. Upper level ridge builds over much of the Eastern U.S. as our next trough amplifies to the west over the 4-corner region. Red arrows indicate areas of difluence showing favorable areas for rain and storm development over the Central Plains.

Looking ahead for tonight, clear and cold conditions are expected as the surface high keeps skies generally clear through the evening and overnight hours.  Lows will drop into the low 30’s here in Bowling Green with slightly colder temperatures in the upper 20’s the further north and east you live.

Colder temperatures will kick off our day tomorrow, but should rebound nicely throughout the afternoon as Saturday looks to be the warmest day of the week! Highs in and around Bowling Green will give a spring tease to many as temperatures flirt with the low 60’s across the region.  The highly amplified upper level ridge axis will continue its progression towards the Mid-Atlantic by Saturday night, as we should start to see some higher cirrus clouds work their way in ahead of the next system moving through.  Upstream troughing will continue to amplify  over the Central United States with a spit flow. This will translate to a rainy period beginning late Saturday night while extending into Monday.


Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a 20% for showers.  Low: 47º. Winds from the south 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy, with a warm high of 65º. Chance of rain, 50%. Winds from the south 15-20 mph, with gust up to 30 mph.

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