From now through the weekend and into the early part of next week, the weather is not all that conducive to harvest activities in Indiana. In the Seed Consultants harvest forecast, Hoosier Ag Today Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says on again off again rains will continue.
“We’ve got a significant frontal boundary that’s going to be moving through after several days of hit and miss moisture. That front is going to give us anywhere from a quarter to maybe one inch of rain in and of itself. I also have concern about thunderstorms in there,” Martin added. “I’ve heard some talk about strong to severe weather. I won’t rule that out but I think it is something that is getting talked up a little more than it should be at this point. Either way you slice it, we’ve got big time rains coming as we move from Sunday right on into Monday. The good news is after that we take a break for a couple of days, but unfortunately more rain is coming.”
He says accompanying more rain is a round of cooler temperatures.
“Colder air comes into the region behind this front for early on in the week. We should see temperatures back down to normal or even slightly below normal levels as you move through the Tuesday-Wednesday time frame. But we’ve got another strong system coming together out of the central plains and moving across the southwest Corn Belt. That moves towards us for later Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. I think we can see another quarter to one or one and a quarter inches of rain across most of the Hoosier state. So, if you’re looking for any kind of sizeable window to get work done, it’s not happening this week coming up.”
Weeks ago, we were talking about a long, drawn out harvest. This new Ryan Martin forecast agrees.