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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 18, 2019

Some clouds around today, but generally we at least see a mix of clouds and sun. Precipitation should stay at bay today and tomorrow, and temps remain relatively close to normal. On Wednesday we see thicker clouds and we cant rule out a few spits and sprinkles, leading to a damp day, but with very minor overall precipitation… .01″-.04″ is likely all we see with 50% coverage. Still, it will not be the driest day.

A cold front sweeps across the state later Thursday. Clouds will be increasing through the day, and we expect rain from afternoon on through early Friday morning. Right now we are pulling rain totals for this event back just a little bit, from .1″-.6″ over 90% of Ohio. The rains look heavier off to the west. We turn partly sunny for Friday midday and afternoon with relatively clear sky overnight Friday night.

Partly sunny skies at sunrise on Saturday will be quickly replaced by clouds. We have a second wave of moisture surging across the southern US is trying to lift north. We are adding rain to the forecast for Saturday midday and afternoon, but looking for it to end shortly after sunset. This can add an additional .1″-.4″ to 80% of the state. In the back of our minds we are thinking this could easily stay south of the Ohio River, but we are not seeing much model consensus on that, so we are going to allow for the second around of moisture in our forecast right now, and will watch it from here.

Dry to finish the weekend on Sunday and we stay dry to start next week, Monday through Tuesday night. WE see sunshine dominating all three days. Clouds will be on the increase next Wednesday morning, and we likely have to deal with a few minor showers Wednesday afternoon, just ahead of thanksgiving. However, moisture potential looks pretty light. The map at right shows combined moisture potential through next Wednesday morning.

Temps from late this week through next stay normal to slightly above. WE do not see a major cold push at this time, and the temps stay in the normal to above normal range on through the extended 11-16 day forecast period as well. Right now Thanksgiving day looks dry, but we may have a bit of moisture coming in later in that holiday weekend.

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