Temperatures on the Climb

Map OverlayIt has been a wet August for most of Kentucky, which is quite the contrast to this time last year. Here’s a look at the monthly rainfall across the state.

Kentucky: August, 2013 Monthly Observed Precipitation Valid at 9/1/2013 1200 UTC - Created 9/3/13 21:37 UTC

Anywhere from 10 to 15 inches of rain fell around the Bowling Green area this month. Currently, no counties are experiencing any drought.

Current High Plains Drought Monitor

This time last year much of the western half of the state was under a severe drought or worse and everyone except far eastern Kentucky was in some sort of drought.

Drought Monitor for KY

August 28, 2012

Overall, this summer will finish much wetter and cooler than last summer. But will this pattern stick with us and bring us a cold and snowy winter?

The Climate Prediction Center doesn’t seem to think so. They are forecasting a higher chance of above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation for the Ohio Valley



But, the Farmer’s Almanac is a different story! They are forecasting a biting cold and snowy winter for southern Kentucky extending up through the Great Lakes. After a winter like the 2012-2013 season, I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind seeing a little more snowfall.

2014 Farmers Almanac Winter Snowfall Prediction


It was a gorgeous day across southern Kentucky as there were few clouds and the temperatures struggled to make it out of the low 80s. Bowling Green is currently hovering around it’s high temperature for the day at 81 degrees.


We will dip into the upper 50s tonight with clear skies. Make sure you grab your jacket in the morning if your leaving for work early or heading out to class.

Tomorrow: Expect a high temperature of 84 degrees with sunny skies

Tomorrow night: Another cold front will work it’s way into the region tomorrow night, but don’t expect much in the way of rain as only a few scattered showers are expected, mainly north of the area. So if you have any outdoor plans, don’t be too worried. Temperatures won’t be affected by this system much at all as temps will only drop into the low 60s Thursday night and Friday looks to continue the warming trend.


Overall, a nice weekend is taking shape. It will be a little on the warm side, but rain chances will remain low.

Weekend Outlook:

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 3 to 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 87.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 89.


Here’s the forecast for all you folks heading down to Knoxville, Tennessee for the WKU vs. Tennessee football game. (Kickoff is at 11:21 am central time)

Kickoff: 74 degrees and sunny

End of Game: 86 degrees and sunny



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