Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, November 14, 2023

More sunny, warm and dry weather in our forecast this morning. We are making no changes short term. but will be knocking back our next significant frontal passage at least a day or so.

Today we continue to talk up full sunshine, mild temps and fast drying for today, tomorrow and Thursday. We have no impedance to field work over the next 3 days. Evaporation will be near a maximum and temps will be 10-15 degrees above normal.

A minor frontal boundary sags through the eastern corn belt on Friday, triggering a few scattered showers over OH, and totals of a few hundredths to .5″. The map below shows rain potential. Coverage will be 75% at the most. The moisture is not all that impressive, but we will see a pause to drying in all areas. Colder air comes in briefly behind the front, hanging around Friday afternoon, Friday night and the first part of Saturday. Temps will moderate at sun returns Saturday afternoon and for Sunday. We are keeping next Monday dry as well.

A significant weather system is moving out of the 4 corners region late this week and weekend, and will take aim at the OH valley Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Data is still all over the place regarding track of this system, this morning’s path is a bit farther south, meaning precipitation will be more of a central and southern issue rather than farther north. At this time, we are keeping our precipitation outlook the same as yesterday, just a day later. That means we’ll keep half to 1.5″ rain totals in for Ohio with 90% coverage. However, if we continue to see the track trend southward, we will adjust in the next day or two.

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