Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — May 11, 2018

No change in our forecast this morning, WE have scattered light precipitation moving in over the northern half of Ohio today and they will linger through this evening. From I-70 northward, we expect .1”-.5” with coverage at 70%. The heaviest rains will be in NE Ohio. South of I-70 we just see clouds and sun today
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Scattered showers return tomorrow midday and afternoon from US 20 northward. Rain totals will be from .05”-.4” generally, but there is a threat of strong to severe thunderstorm action again in NE Ohio near midnight tomorrow night. Those storms can easily produce 1”+ rain totals.

Showers move south during the day Sunday right on through midday Monday. Rain totals from this wave will be .25”-.75” with most of the state getting a half inch or under. Coverage looks to be around 60%.

We do dry out for a bit from Monday night through Wednesday morning. There will be sun for the daylight hours Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Rain redevelops late Wednesday afternoon and then we see action strewn about Ohio through Saturday afternoon. Combined rain totals for the period will be .5”-1.5” with coverage at 90%.We are keeping an eye out for thunderstorms, because a few of those could actually raise those totals. Right now we think there is potential, but not an overwhelming chance of strong storms. Here is an updated map of our thoughts on rain fall potential from now through next Sunday morning.

We should be dry for next weekend, but then in the extended period, we are watching a front sliding in from the NW around the 21st. We are leaving rain totals alone with this front, looking for .25”-1” and 80% coverage.

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