We have a nice finish to the week here today. Another cool start over the state, but in general we see sunshine as a big player through the day. Winds have shifted to the southwest, so that will help moderate temps a bit.
Our next front is on the way for tomorrow. Rains will range from .25” to .5” over about 80% of the state, although we may have to allow for slightly higher totals (up to .75”??) in Darke, Shelby and Preble counties, an offshoot of some of the better rains coming out of Indiana overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. But, in general, these will be fairly gentle, easily used showers. They should be done by late afternoon or evening.
It will be mostly dry to finish the weekend Sunday, and that dry stretch continues through next Tuesday. A minor upper level disturbance dragging across the Great Lakes may push a few clouds down into northern parts of the state late Monday afternoon and Monday night, but this is not a concern at this time. We are looking for three complete dry days in-between systems.
That puts our next system in here still on Wednesday, and the moisture likely lingers into Thursday. The bulk of our .1” to .7” rains come Wednesday, but we can see a few hundredths to a tenth or two of the complete total come with hit and miss stuff on Thursday. Coverage will be about 80% of the state. Cooler air rushes in behind. The map above shows one week rain totals that includes the front for tomorrow and the front for midweek.
The remainder of the week looks good. Dry weather returns for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. However, our next front is churning things up off to the west next Sunday, so do not be surprised if clouds start to push in through the day. At this point, we are leaving the arrival of that next strong frontal complex out of the 10-day window, pushing it back into the extended period. Overnight next Sunday night into Monday the 6th, we likely see our first wave of showers, and then a second wave comes for the night of the 6th into the 7th. All told, that system could bring .5” to 1.5” of rain over 90% of the state. It will be a significant rain maker, slow field work once again.
The remainder of the extended period looks dry, with sunshine and seasonable temps for the 8th through the 11th.