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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 5, 2017

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An interesting finish to the week is on the way, as we have a stationary front bisecting the state today. This will allow for mostly dry weather over the northern part of the state, but will allow for some hit and miss thunderstorm action to the south today, tomorrow and even into early Friday. The action will have coverage at no better than 30-40%, but we can’t wave the all clear flag yet. Rain totals will be under half an inch, mostly.

A better-organized batch of scattered showers will move in for Friday over eastern and northern parts of the state. Coverage will be at about 50%, with rain totals of a few hundredths up to half an inch. The upper end of the range will be very limited in scope.

Mostly dry for the weekend both Saturday and Sunday, but Sunday night into Monday we can see another little minor wave move in that brings .1”-.6” to about 60% of the state. This will be a heat enhanced event, so we could see rains similar to what we saw statewide a couple of days ago.

Dry later Monday through Tuesday Wednesday and into Thursday. A stronger front looks to arrive late next week for Friday, bringing rains of .25”-1” over 80% of the state. This will be the strongest potential for rains in the next 10 days, but also has plenty of time to dissipate, the way our previous strong front we were looking for this week did. So, the pattern is not devoid of moisture over the next 10 days, but it will continue to be pretty widely dispersed with each wave moving through.

The extended forecast window looks mostly dry with high pressure and an upper-level ridge slowly moving in. We have no major rains in the extended period but will keep with a pattern of hit and miss thunderstorms through the 21st.

Temps look to be mostly normal to above normal through the coming period, with the best normal stretch of temps coming this weekend into early next week.