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Dry Days, Slow Evaporation Expected Next Week


A string of rain-free days could come our way next week but drying will be slow. This is the Seed Genetics Direct Harvest Weather Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin. Seed Genetics Direct is the Eastern Corn Belt’s fastest-growing independent seed company. Visit seedgeneticsdirect.com to get your Seed Guide with pricing!

Martin says rain totals from this current rain event could total a half inch to an inch across much of the state, but the weekend looks promising.

“Clouds breaking Saturday afternoon and getting some sunshine in here. Full sunshine is expected for Sunday and Monday. The difference between Sunday and Monday will be air mass. We’re seeing some decent south flow and temperatures that are staying normal to slightly above for Saturday and Sunday. As we move into Monday, we start to see an emerging cooler Canadian air mass sagging southward across the nation’s midsection.”

That cold air will be in play all week next week, Monday-Friday. Martin’s forecast calls for a few spits and sprinkles, a few hundredths to a tenth or two across just 30% of the state Monday night into Tuesday.

“So, a large-scale part of the state is not going to see rain, but everybody’s going to see the cold air. Temperatures will be below normal all week long. I think we’re looking at good hard frosts and freezes next week as well. So, with that, if you get cold air in here, we may be rain free beginning to end for next week but we’re not going to be speeding evaporation along very quickly. Remember, we’re losing minutes of daylight every day and so that’s going to take a lot longer to get rid of the moisture that’s fallen over the month of October, which by the way will be the third wettest in history- that’s what we’re on track to get. It’s all about drying now and it looks like that’s going to happen very slowly.”

Martin’s full forecast is at hoosieragtoday.com. The Seed Genetics Direct Harvest Weather Forecast is also presented by Ceres Solutions, Beck’s Hybrids, and First Farmers Bank & Trust.