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A Dry Weekend on the Way Before Rain Hits Again Early Next Week


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HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s forecast calls for hot, dry, trouble-free planting conditions through Sunday.

“At this point, we look for temperatures to be well above normal both days of the weekend. We should see some slight breezes and good dry down in most areas as well. Humidity values will stay pretty low as well. Evaporation should be at a maximum.”

We start off next week with a little bit of moisture in northern Indiana.

“I won’t rule out anywhere from a few hundredths to maybe half an inch with coverage down to US 24 at about 50 percent and to I-70 we’ll put it at 30 percent. Southern Indiana gets nothing,” says Martin. “We take a break and nobody sees anything Tuesday. We’ll see sunshine, clouds, and a little bit higher humidity. Then, overnight Tuesday night through Wednesday, we’ve got a frontal boundary that wants to work through the state that could give us anywhere from a tenth or two on the low end to maybe three quarters of an inch on the top end. Right now, coverage is at 75 percent of Indiana.”

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of next week we return to dry weather.

“We’re looking at sunshine and temperatures normal to slightly above. A good strong area of thunderstorms is coming together in the western and central Corn Belt and upper Midwest overnight next Saturday night into Sunday. I think it could bring some thunderstorms to us on Sunday the 30th with coverage around 60 percent.”

Stay up to date with Martin’s forecast each weekday in the Hoosier Ag Today podcast found at hoosieragtoday.com and wherever you listen to podcasts.

The planting weather forecast is also brought to you by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, and Risk Management Commodities.