Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 19, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are dry again today, but we are adding a little more moisture potential to our forecast starting tomorrow. Today we should be sunny and warm statewide, with temps getting back close to normal. High pressure is moving off to the east, allowing for south flow to dominate.  Rain starts tomorrow, mostly midday to early afternoon. Action still looks to be the best as we start off to the south and western parts of the state, and through the day we may end up seeing the biggest rain totals from I-70 southward. However, a second wave of action will be developing off to our west later tomorrow afternoon and evening, and as it moves east, we have to keep an eye on thunderstorms overnight tomorrow night, particularly in the western half and NW quarter of the state. We think that most of the state can see .25”-1” tomorrow and tomorrow overnight. Then for the weekend, we still see some good lingering moisture. However, the focal point of the wrap around moisture behind the front seems to want to shift back west here over the past couple of forecast model runs. This is not enough to take rains out of Ohio, but we may see more holes develop, particularly over the eastern third to quarter of Ohio through Sunday. Right now, the additional weekend moisture may be able to add another .25”-1” to about 75% of Ohio, bringing rainfall totals for the combined 3 day window to up to 2” over 80% of the state by the time we get to sunrise Monday morning. The map below gives an idea of our combined moisture thoughts of the weekend this morning.  We still look dry for all of next week, Monday through Friday. However, temperatures do not look to be a big story. We spend most of next week near normal. Temperatures this weekend will be below normal as the rains and that front move through.  The extended period has a system moving in from the west and northwest late the 28th into the 29th with rain potential of around half and inch. Another system is slated for the 31st into the 1st that can be produce similar results. We have pulled rains from those systems back to the lower end of our previous forecast ranges this morning.last_img

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