Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 17, 2023

The entire state moves into a dry pattern today. We expect above normal temps and fast drying thanks to excellent evaporation. The air will be very dry moving forward, with very low dew points and relative humidity values. This should promote field work opportunities through the end of the week. Clouds increase friday afternoon.

Our next frontal boundary rolls in friday overnight and saturday. This will bring rain totals of .1″-.75″ with coverage at 80% of Ohio. Clouds will break for sun in western and NW areas earlier on Saturday, but rains linger into mid and late afternoon in southern and eastern locations. We should be done with precipitation by sunset. Rain totals form this system are shown on the map below.

Dry weather returns for Sunday, and we stay sunny, warm and dry through midweek next week. We do not see a well organized system coming, but the pattern turns more unsettled for overnight next Wednesday night and Thursday, meaning we may have to watch for some pop up showers. Coverage will be very minor. TEmps stay mild, and this will allow for field work in many areas once again. The next well organized threat of rain may hold off into the Memorial day weekend, closer to the 28th.

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