Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope all are enjoying a cool but sunny Thanksgiving day across south-central Kentucky. Certainly our weather is much better than earlier this week when rain, sleet and snow fell across the area. The heaviest snow fell across eastern Kentucky where some locations picked up as much as 5 inches with several locations seeing a white Thanksgiving. The storm system that brought the active weather has moved well off the east coast by now. After a Wednesday that was a brutal windy, cloudy and cold day and a Thursday that got off to a cold start with a low of 14 at the Bowling Green Airport, skies have cleared and today’s high reached the low 40s. The better weather is thanks to a high pressure which has moved over the south-central US and more sunny weather is ahead thanks to another area of high pressure system is approaching from the Midwest. With high pressure in control, skies will be sunny however temperatures will generally be cool. This means Black Friday shoppers will have to endure a another cold start with lows in the low 20s before temperatures warm to the mid 40s for highs. So bundle up before you head out for those early morning deals!
As the high pressure system moves to our east by Saturday, what is known as the “return-flow” will bring southerly winds and warming temperatures. Highs will return to near 50 as a result Saturday and into Sunday. These warmer temperatures in the low 50s and the sunny skies should make for a great fall day for the final home game of the season as WKU takes on Arkansas State. The southerly flow will also bring increasing moisture ahead of the next disturbance which will first bring in a few clouds by Sunday. The disturbance will also create a slight chance of showers overnight Sunday into Monday. The next good chance of rain will not occur until midweek next week.
Thanksgiving Night/Black Friday Morning: Cold! Lows will drop to around 21 with nearly calm winds beneath clear skies.
(Black) Friday: Sunny skies with a high around 45. Northeast to east winds at 3-8 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear skies and light to calm winds. Low near 23.
Saturday: Warmer with a high near 52. Mostly sunny skies with south to southwest winds at 8-12 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with a low around 32. South to southwest winds at 3-7 mph.
Sunday: Increasing clouds becoming mostly cloudy to cloudy by the afternoon. High near 53.
Sunday Night: 20% chance of a few showers, otherwise cloudy with a low around 42.
Monday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy with a 30% chance of a few showers. High in the low 50s.