Home Weather Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 19, 2018

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 19, 2018


Dry again today, but clouds will be building over the state this afternoon, coming in from NW to SE. These clouds likely to not have a lot of precipitation potential, but we should be fairly cloudy for the later afternoon and overnight hours. In this type of cool air mass, it does not take very much to wring out a bit of moisture, so we are not waving the all clear flag tonight, but still think most of the state stays dry. We can not say the same for Saturday afternoon and evening. That disturbance moving across the great lakes still is holding together in its push of moisture down into Indiana. Therefore, we are putting scattered showers in the forecast for Saturday afternoon and evening, with everything being done by midnight Saturday night. Rains will stay mostly north of I-70 and will yield a few hundredths to .25”. Coverage will be 70% north of I-70. South of 70, we should see nothing but clouds. This will not be a lot of moisture but will create a bit of a pause in harvest progress. The map at right shows cumulative rain potential through midnight Saturday.

Fully dry weather is back for Sunday and goes through next Saturday. This will allow for another excellent surge in harvest. Temps will be normal to slightly below, but we should see good drying winds, and low relative humidity.

Well organized rains arrive next Saturday and hold through Sunday. Combined rains will be .25”-1” over 90% of the state. This is the same system we have been watching for this time period for almost a week. It is coming and will end the month with some moisture.

Behind that system, we go dry for Monday the 29th, and see that dry weather continues through the rest of the extended period, through at least Friday, November 2. Temps for that period should be normal to slightly above normal.