Warming Trend to Follow Winter Storm

The winter storm which was poised to impact the region Sunday evening certainly did indeed make its presence known. Fortunately, the precipitation predominately fell as sleet as apposed to freezing rain. This kept the glaze of ice on trees and powerlines to a minimum and as a result downed tree limbs and powerlines were not an issue here. Some down into northern Tennessee, just to our south, weren’t so lucky. See the picture below from Cheatham County, TN.

All told, Bowling Green officially received 0.1″ of ice glaze and then 4.8″ of snow/sleet combined. What is interesting about that total is that 2-3″ of this total was sleet. That much sleet is fairly uncommon. These totals created an absolute mess on the roadways and hundreds of motorist had to be assisted is the Bowling Green area alone. After a low temperature of 12 this morning, many roads remain ice/snow covered today, thus creating hazardous driving conditions.


This was the scene at WKU on Normal Drive on Monday afternoon. The car seen on driving the hill is actually backing down it because they could not make it up.

Road conditions should begin to clear more rapidly this afternoon however thanks to improved weather conditions, though temperatures will still struggle to break the freezing mark. High pressure sits directly over the Ohio Valley currently bringing us the relatively calm weather conditions. With generally sunny skies the next couple days as a result, temperatures will slowly moderate.


Tuesday forecast from the Weather Prediction Center… notice the “H” indicating high pressure over the Ohio Valley.

A disturbance will slide east into our area Wednesday Night into Thursday which should bring about some enhanced cloudiness and we’ll watch the system to see if any rain (and maybe some sleet?) will push into our area. Right now, the system should pass far enough to our south so that south-central Kentucky stays dry.

Daily Forecast:

Today: Partly sunny with a high near 31. Light winds out of the north to northeast.

Tonight: Cold and mostly clear with lows around 17. Light to calm winds.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer with a high around 41. Winds from 3-10 mph out of the northeast.

Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds with a low around 28. Light winds out of the north to northeast.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High near 46. Light winds out of the north to northeast.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 33.

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