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CHRIS ALLEN'S EARLY MORNING UPDATE
Updated 4:08 AM Wednesday, March 4, 2015
24-hour First Alert Forecast 270-467-0373

FLOOD WATCH for much of South-Central KY through 6pm this evening.

WINTER STORM WARNING for all of South-Central KY through Noon Thursday

NOWCAST THROUGH OVERNIGHT:
Periods of heavy rain and falling temperatures.
5am: 47° 6am: 46° 7am: 45° 8am: 43° 9am: 42° 10am: 41° 11am: 41°

MULTI-FACETED WINTER STORM:
Another major winter storm is taking shape for South-Central KY! Heavy rain is possible with anywhere from 1-2" of rain possible today. Temperatures will slowly fall during the day from the 40s into the 30s by this evening. As readings fall below freezing from northwest to southeast, a transition from rain to freezing rain and sleet will take place. Look for this transition to occur along and north of the Western KY Parkway during the early afternoon, eventually reaching Bowling Green by around sunset. The changeover to freezing rain and sleet then works into areas south and east of Bowling Green this evening. That is followed by a change to all snow from northwest to southeast by around midnight.

There remains some uncertainly as to how long the period of freezing rain and sleet may last before the change to snow. Nevertheless, SIGNIFICANT amounts of snow and ice are likely. Snow/sleet accumulations of 4-8" are possible for the Bowling Green, Russellville, and Glasgow area. To the north along the Western KY Parkway, upwards of 8" of snow and sleet could accumulate. To the south and east in the Lake Cumberland/Dale Hollow Lake area, 2-4" of snow and sleet is forecast. Travel is expected to become VERY hazardous tonight into Thursday. The potential snow and ice amounts could change somewhat as new information comes in, so STAY CONNECTED to WBKO and WBKO.com for updates!

BITTER COLD LATE WEEK:
Very cold air dives in for Thursday into Friday in the wake of our winter storm. Highs Thursday will only reach the low to mid 20s with single digits likely Thursday night. We'll moderate just a bit into the lower 30s Friday, still over 20° below normal for early March.

HOME EXPO WEEKEND:
Saturday looks sunny with warmer temperatures in the mid to upper 40s and Sunday closer to 50°. The slow warming trend should go into early next week, with dry weather expected at this time.

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TODAY:
Rain Likely with Falling Temperatures...High 51, winds N-12
Rain Ch. 100% - Rain 1-2"
Flooded roads, streams, creeks

TONIGHT:
Rain to Sleet, then Heavy Snow Likely...Low 19, winds N-12
Precip Ch. 100% - Snow/Ice Accum 4-8"
Icy, snow covered roads and surfaces

THURSDAY:
Snow Showers Ending, then Cloudy and Cold...High 25, winds NW-10
Snow Ch. 60% - New Snow Accum 1-2"
Flooded, icy/snow covered roads



  • Tuesday's High: 64°
  • Tuesday's Low: 37°
  • Average High: 55°
  • Average Low: 34°
  • Record High: 80° (2076)
  • Record Low: 1° (1980)
  • 24 Hour Precip: 0.01"
  • March Precip: 0.23"
  • Year-to-date Precip: 6.11"
  • Snowfall Today: 0.0"
  • Season Snowfall: 16.3"
  • Sunset Tonight: 5:42pm
  • Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:13am
  • Pollen: Low (Grass, Ragweed)
  • Air Quality/Ozone: Good
  • Mold: Low
  • UV Index: 5 (Mod)
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