The forecast gets no better this morning we now have rain in our forecast over at least part of Ohio every day from today through Memorial Day. After that, we shift to more of an every other day kind of pattern, with more rain still in the forecast. And, we are adding rain to the extended period as well. Here is this morning’s somewhat depressing breakdown (although we should note that Ohio still is looking to be in the best shape of any corn belt state in this forecast…much heavier rains are going to fall farther west).
Today we have rain working through the entire state. Moisture totals will be from a few hundredths to .5” with 60% coverage. Tomorrow, we have afternoon showers working into western Ohio bringing a few hundredths to .25″ with coverage at 40%.
The holiday weekend remains damp, but rains do wait to show up a little bit on Saturday. Sun will be followed by clouds, and then showers develop in the evening and overnight from I-70 north. We can see a few hundredths to .3″ and 60% coverage there. Then on Sunday we see showers with totals from a few hundredths to .6” and 75% statewide coverage. For Memorial Day on Monday, we can’t rule out showers, but have our lowest potential. We expect a mix of clouds and sun, but cant rule out a few hundredths to a tenth or two with 30% coverage.
We actually get a dry day for next Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies!!! However, our joy will be short lived, as showers return for Wednesday. WE end up a few hundredths to .35″ over 70% of the state from I-70 northward. However, from I-70 southward, we should be able to turn out partly sunny for next Wednesday, especially in the afternoon. On Thursday, we are mostly sunny. Friday showers are back statewide, yielding .1”-.75” and 90% coverage. We finish the 10 day period with partly sunny skies from I-70 north next Saturday, but scattered showers over the southern part of the state can bring up to .25” from I-70 southward. That morphs into a statewide rain event overnight next Saturday night into Sunday (1st into early the 2nd). The map at right shows 10 day cumulative rainfall potential.
For the extended period, Clouds give way to sun for midday and afternoon Sunday the 2nd, an we will see some on an off sun through Tuesday the 4th. There may be an increase in clouds the afternoon of Monday the third and a few scattered showers overnight the 3rd, but nothing well organized. Then, we finish the extended 11-16 day period with showers three days straight, for Wednesday the 5th through Friday the 7th. Combined rain totals from those showers will be at least .25”-.75” with 70% coverage. This forecast produces absolutely no net drying for the upcoming 2 week period.