Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 11, 2019

No major changes to the forecast this morning. The focal point for the moisture this weekend and next week seems to be a little farther east, but that still means we have 3 threats of moisture in a Friday to Tuesday period, and our totals look similar to our prior forecast. The map at right shows our thinking for 10 day combined moisture totals, at least how they look converted to liquid equivalent.

We are dry today through Friday morning. Today will be rather cold again, but tomorrow not as cold as winds turn more to the south. On Friday clouds increase quickly. We likely see sprinkles develop Friday evening and then showers push farther north overnight Friday night though early Saturday afternoon. Rain totals will end up being from a few hundredths to .6″ with coverage at 60% of the state. We see nothing north of a line from Cleveland to Dayton.

After a brief break in the action, another round of moisture is back for overnight Saturday night through Sunday midday. This time cold air is back in with the moisture, and we expect snow showers. Accumulations are likely, but should be minor at a coating to 12 with coverage at 80% of the state. We shut off the moisture later Sunday afternoon and stay dry through Monday afternoon.

Later Monday night our third wave of moisture comes in with rain showers from I-70 south through the day Tuesday. Rains can be a bit impressive here with totals of .1″-.7″. Coverage will be nearly 90% of areas from I-70 south, but areas north of I-70 will stay dry. The entire region dries down to finish next week with a mix of clouds and sunshine Wednesday through Friday. Temps will be chilly to start that period, but will moderate toward next weekend.

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