Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – July 25, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major changes to the forecast this morning. Rain is pushing out of the state to the north and east today, and we should see dry weather spread in behind it. The drier set up holds for tomorrow as well. We expect a mix of sun and clouds, but those clouds will be fair weather clouds, rather than rain bearing clouds.A minor trough drags across the northern part of the state overnight tomorrow night into early Friday, but as expected, the moisture with it continues to decrease. We are not expecting anything more than a spit or sprinkle to a tenth in a couple of spots now out of the disturbance. Most of the area just sees clouds. Coverage of any light moisture will be 30%, and that will be north of US 30Dry for the balance of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. South winds will begin to develop over the weekend, and that will take temps back to near normal, but we do not expect a major push to above normal temperatures levels anytime soon.Rains come up into the state from the south and west Monday morning.  On and off rain will be around for Monday and Tuesday, although coverage is not impressive and rain totals are a little lower this morning. The biggest thing to look at this morning is actually how long of tail this system has, as we see threats of thunderstorms in some spots through Wednesday and into Thursday. The low that moves through looks like it will run into a brick wall and stall out off to the east. This puts the biggest threat of lingering precipitation next week in over Ohio, and isolated thunderstorm clusters can really throw a monkey wrench in things. We are already extending our rain forecast 1 day this morning, and we will revisit it again tomorrow. Even if we do end up keeping rain around on Wednesday, it will be limited to about 30% of the state. 2 day rain totals in our forecast right now will yield .25”-1.5” with coverage back at 60%. The map at right shows precipitation totals through next Wednesday.The rest of the week next week stays dry in our forecast. The extended period though looks wetter, with rain chances lingering over the eastern corn belt almost every day of the 11-16 day forecast period. In addition, the rains ramp up in intensity toward the end of the extended window. If this comes together as we see it right now, we should have good rains through early august. However, we are noticing that the trends over the past few days have been to take rains out of the farther out events. Next week, for example, has less coverage overall, even though we are having to extend the chances of rain farther out.last_img

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