By Jim Noel, NOAA
There is no change from last week as an overall wetter than normal pattern will persist into the October harvest season.
The one thing that has changed is that temperatures after last week’s hot weather do not look as warm into October. Temperatures are now more likely to be normal or maybe a degree above normal.
It still looks like the first freeze is on track with a near normal arrival. Most places tend to be in the October 10-20 range in Ohio from northwest to south.
Looking further ahead in November, indications are for a warmer and not as wet period. Rainfall will likely be normal or possibly slightly below normal.
Rainfall over the next two weeks will average 2-5 inches. Normal is about 1.5 inches.