Some suitable days for harvest are in HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s forecast before another chance of rain next week. This is the Seed Genetics Direct Harvest Weather Forecast- Seed Genetics Direct is the Eastern Corn Belt’s fastest-growing independent seed company. Visit seedgeneticsdirect.com to get your Seed Guide with pricing!
Temperatures will begin to warm up this weekend after a week of below normal temps, helping with dry down.
“The best evaporation days likely will come in here Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Those are probably the best windows of opportunity for harvest across the region, but we do see the harvest window closing by the time we get to next Wednesday night.”
Martin says clouds will thicken on Wednesday. That’s the precursor to moisture moving in from the southwest.
“Admittedly, next Thursday the action seems to want to set up a little bit farther in the southern and central parts of the state rather than up north. I think we’re going to see anywhere from a quarter to 3 quarters of an inch of moisture for your Thursday, coverage around 75-80 percent of the state. Central and southern Indiana could get half to 3 quarters of an inch, up north you can get by with maybe a quarter to 3 tenths in spots.”
Martin’s forecast also calls for a strong low to move out of the Northern Plains and across the Great Lakes Friday into Saturday next week.
“That low is going to bring another chance of rain. Hit and miss scattered showers could bring another tenth to maybe 3 or 4 tenths. Not really as impressive here. It’s going to be more of a story farther north in Michigan, but that low does bring in a significant cool down. Temperatures are going to be chilly, back to probably what we saw earlier this past week, which means we slow dry down from any of that moisture that happens ahead of it. We slow that dry down significantly going into the week of the 15th, however, the week of the 15th does look like it could be mostly dry again.”
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