A good chunk of the state is dry over the next 3 days, which is good news. Minor clouds are in over the northern part of the state today, as a secondary cold front sneaks through. However, precipitation should be very minor, with only a few spits and sprinkles popping up, mostly near the Michigan line, and mostly later in the day. Tomorrow and Thursday will be dry statewide, with good evaporation and excellent drying.
Our next system arrives Thursday night in the north and will trigger rain and heavier thunderstorms through Friday morning. Rain totals over the northern third of the state can be .25”-1.5”. The rains move to more of a scattered variety the rest of Friday and sag southward. Then a secondary wave of action moves in for Saturday, and this will be where the central and southern part of the state have the potential for moderate to heavy rains. Saturday rains look to be .5”-1.5”. These rains taper off into Sunday midday. All told, from Thursday night through Sunday morning, we can see 1 to 3 inches of rain over 90% of the state. This will be another big rain maker for us. The map above shows rain totals through next Sunday midday,
Drier Monday, although we have some scattered light rains trying to old on with plenty of clouds over the northern third of the state. Then dry Tuesday and Wednesday of next week with high pressure dominating for Wednesday.
Out next system pushes in from the southwest next Thursday. It does not have as much moisture as recent systems, but still can bring .05” to .4” over about 70% of the state, which means drying will be interrupted once again.
In the extended window, a strong low crosses the state for the 10th into the 11th and will likely bring half to 1.5” rains and 90% coverage.
Temps will be nearly normal through the upcoming 10 day period.