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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 18, 2018


No major change in the forecast this morning, but we are making a minor tweak for this weekend. In the meantime, we should see another dry day today, and better sunshine potential than yesterday in many areas. We are dealing with a very frosty start in many areas too, with temps this morning dipping to 30-34 degrees over a good 60% of the state or more. Dry weather continues tomorrow, although we will likely see clouds thicken up later in the day. The frontal boundary and moisture set up we detailed yesterday is still holding together this morning, meaning we won’t rule out a shower or two very near the Ohio River tomorrow night into Saturday morning, and there is potential for a spit or sprinkle in northern Indiana.

The one tweak we are making comes 24 hours later, for Saturday night. A wave of moisture moving across the great lakes will dip a little farther south across Michigan overnight Saturday. This can trigger a few showers down into northern Indiana, and we have to leave the door open to a few hundredths to a tenth or two from US 24 northward. The .1”-.2” showers will likely be closer to lake Michigan, but still, we won’t rule out some overnight moisture with 60% coverage over the rest of the region north of US 24. The weekend in general will feature a mix of clouds and sun, and precipitation threats will be limited to the overnight periods (Friday night and Saturday night).

We are dry for Sunday and stay dry through the following Saturday morning.

A nice rain making system will be here for next Saturday afternoon (27th) through Sunday. Rain totals can be from .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of the state. The map shows an updated snapshot of action Saturday evening. Behind that system we go dry for Monday the 29th and stay dry through the following Friday, November 2nd.

No change in our temperature thoughts. Chilly this morning, but we actually spend most of the rest of this week and next at normal to below normal levels. Next weekend, as the rains move in, we see temps climb slightly, and we should be normal to slightly above normal for the 27th through at least month’s end.