Fall Break Plans

As many WKU students leave for Fall Break today, it will be important to know the forecast for the area you’re heading to for the next 4 or 5 days. Here’s a quick summary of some typical vacation hot spots for college students.

Panama City Beach: Temperatures will be in the upper 80’s today through Sunday with partly cloudy skies each day. Besides the very slight chance of a stray shower this afternoon, today looks like the perfect way to start off a trip to the beach. The next and more likely chance for rain comes Saturday. It won’t be a wash out by any means, but be aware that a thunderstorm could keep you in the hotel room for a couple hours.

Colorado: If you are heading to Denver, things are going to get dicey here quick! Today’s high will feel like a nice summer day with temps in the low 80s, but a cold front moving through tonight will give us a plateful of winter. Temperatures will be dropping into the mid-20s with freezing drizzle and snow likely. Tomorrow might not even break into the 30s, and snow accumulations could amount to upwards of 3 inches. Friday start off very cold with temps in the teens and stay cool with highs only in the upper 40s. Things will start to warm up in Denver with Saturday and Sunday both reaching into the 60s. Sky conditions will be mostly clear once the system moves out Thursday night, so at least it will be pretty!

Coasts of North/South Carolina: Rain won’t be a threat for beach-goers in either state until late Sunday. By that time, most students will already be heading back to campus. Temperatures will vary along the coast. Expect upper 60s for highs in places north of Cape Hatteras, NC. Anyone between Cape Hatteras, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC can expect highs in the mid 70s each day. Farther south toward Hilton Head, SC, things will start to heat up as temps peak in the low 80s. Water temps will be between 75 and 80 degrees from north to south along the coast.

Finally, if you are staying in Bowling Green, temperatures will vary greatly especially as the weekend approaches. Today will be nice with partly cloudy skies becoming mostly clear and highs in the upper 70s. Tomorrow and Friday will both be in the low 80s, but rain will come into play Friday evening. Rain looks likely overnight Friday into Saturday, but the football game against Army at 7pm CT will be dry. On the other hand, temps will drop by 20 degrees between Friday and Saturday’s highs as Saturday barely make sit into the low 60s. Sunday will be cool but pleasant as highs warm back up into the upper 60s with mostly clear skies making for a great day to wear the flannels and jeans and head to a local pumpkin patch or orchard!

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