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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 7, 2017


High pressure will move into the eastern Corn Belt and give us dry conditions. The question is just how fast we can finally say the precipitation is done once and for all today. There is a possibility of precipitation for awhile yet, likely in the form of light snow, but it won’t amount to much. Once the skies do finally clear, sunshine will begin to warm up the temps but things will remain breezy through most of today. Clear skies and very little wind on tonight may mean frost early Saturday morning. The high pressure area will continue to cross the eastern corn belt through the weekend and keep things comfortable. Southwest winds on Saturday will continue to bring in warmer temps, with highs in the low 60s on Saturday and even into the low 70s by Sunday.

A cold front will bring in some moisture as early as Monday afternoon and last into Tuesday. It’ll bring rain and a few thunderstorms will be possible. Behind it, cooler air moves in but it won’t be a sharp cool down. Temps will be falling back to more near normal for this time of year. High pressure will also be building in with the cooler temps and should keep things dry for a few days. There is still a possibility of another system moving into Indiana on the 15th and 16th that may leave behind .25-.75” across the state.

Longer-range planting prospects will improve as temps as it gets drier and warmer during the upcoming 6-10 day forecast.