Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 21, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It looks like we will be stuck with a mostly gray, damp kind of day today. Scattered showers remain over parts of the state this morning, and they do not dissipate very fast. WE likely see at least a few hundredth to .25″ of an inch of moisture over 70% of Ohio before the day is done. Tomorrow we see improvement in the western half of the state, but pesky moisture lingers over the eastern third of Ohio. That can trigger some spits and sprinkles at worst, and at least clouds through most of the day. Temps will start to try and warm, though.Saturday and Sunday do look pretty good over Ohio, with partly to mostly sunny skies in all areas. High pressure dominates for Saturday, and south winds up the backside will help to warm us. Clouds increase overnight Sunday night.Scattered showers arrive for Monday, but look to be significantly less of an issue than what we were seeing earlier. This is mostly due to the fact that the heaviest moisture is on a farther south track, and will stay mostly south of I-70, and potentially closer to the Ohio river. Scattered showers bring a .2″-.8″ to 75% of Ohio on Monday. The map at right shows 24 hour rain totals ending at midnight Monday – we think these still may be .1″-.2″ of an inch too high, but will leave it here for now.Tuesday turns out partly sunny as the heavy moisture stays south of the River. There may be some rains in far south central parts of Ohio through Tuesday morning, but even that goes away quickly. From there we see sunshine through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Models diverge in their outlooks there, with the European looking drier, and the American models going wetter, WE think that the risk of extraordinarily high rain totals is lower this morning, but we still like a nice system coming through right there in the same window we have been talking about tot this point. WE look for scattered showers to develop Saturday and Sunday (the 30th and 31st). Rain totals are still being defined, but we think we can see .5”-1.5” over the 3-4 day period combined. Coverage will be nearly 100% of the state, although on any given day, the 24 hour coverage may be closer to 65-70%.The heart of the extended period is drier this morning, with sunshine dominating for April first through the 3rd. Clouds begin to build on the fourth, and then we have a chance of rain from overnight the 4th through the 5th of April. Rain totals up to at least half an inch are expected.So, our outlook may not be as extreme on the rains next week, but we still have plenty of moisture coming this week, starting early next week, and culminating next weekend.last_img

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