Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 17, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest All shower action is attempting to push off  to the east this morning. We are seeing some lingering action through this morning in far eastern Ohio, but it should move off into PA by mid to late morning.  Behind the cold front, we should find ourselves looking at several dry days in a row now through Thursday. High pressure will be in control, and humidity levels should retreat just a bit. High temps pull back a few degrees and stay near to slightly below normal.Rain remains in our forecast for Friday. We have showers and a thunderstorm or two over 70% of the state and we are leaving rain totals at .25″-1″ although most of us will be in the .25-.5” area. It will take thunderstorms to see a move into the upper end of the range.  We have seen our concern about moisture lingering through the entire weekend lessen somewhat for IN and perhaps far, far western Ohio,  but in general, the wrap around action is going to focus heavily on the state. So for most of us, we still see scattered showers possible through the entire day Saturday and Sunday too, even into early Monday. That scattered moisture will bring potential for an additional .25″-.75″ over 80% of Ohio. That means there can be some areas that end up closer to 2 inches before we get past sunrise Monday morning. The map at right shows moisture combined for this weekend.We are dry to start the week next week as we kick off the extended forecast window. However, we still see a nice front around the 24th (next Tuesday) that will bring half to maybe 1 inch of rain to 80% of the state. Then we go back dry for the 25th-27th. A minor disturbance for the 28th looks to stay mostly south of the Ohio River, and currently is not expected to have much of an impact.Temperatures do not look to bad the rest of the week, with a slow build late in the week to near and slightly above normal, then as rains come Friday, we pull back, and should see slightly below normal temps for the weekend and early next week. We still see no reason to deviate from our weekend projection of  highs in the upper 70s mostly, to low 80s.last_img

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