Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 8, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not a bad day today, with south winds developing and helping to move temps just a bit farther to the upside. We are still dealing with some leftover clouds in southern Ohio, mostly from I-70 south, that are an offshoot of the little spat of snow that came across far southern parts the state overnight last night. However, those clouds should be breaking up easily by mid to late morning, and we end up at least partly sunny. Sun will mix with clouds all day in the northern half of the state.The forecast going forward is nearly unchanged this morning, showing good confidence and good continuity. Clouds will build tomorrow and south winds really ramp up taking temps to slightly above normal levels, at least for a little while. Rain pushes into western Ohio late afternoon, and those rains really spread quickly from there through the overnight. We will see our heaviest action between sunset and 3 AM Sunday. Moisture won’t be completely done until we get toward sunrise Sunday, but we are fully done with rain before any daytime activities commence on Sunday morning. Rain totals remain at .4”-1.3” over 100% of the state. The map at right shows precipitation potential through early Sunday morning (before sunrise). Sunday turns out partly sunny as clearing settles in, but the winds stay strong on the backside of the system, turning west or even northwest and averaging 15-30 mph for Sunday afternoon. Monday and Tuesday are partly sunny and chilly, but winds will not be an issue.Our next system is still on track for midweek. This event is where we are seeing a few tweaks this morning, though. Our initial look at Wednesday and even the first part of Thursday are relatively unchanged for Ohio.  Clouds build through the day Wednesday, and we will see the chance of scattered showers over at least part of the state anytime from midday Wednesday through Thursday. Coverage those days does look a little more spotty. This is a very powerful system as it comes through the plains. We look for a significant dry slot to work in to this system and that may cut off the moisture for at time. But, there are signs that a second wave of strong storms comes up the old front in Oh late Thursday night into Friday. It that materializes, that will be where the best rains emerge. We are going to leave our forecast more conservative for now, looking for combined rains Wednesday-Thursday at .25”-.8” with coverage at 80%. If the storms develop Thursday night, that could ad another half to 1.5” in southern and southeastern OH…but stay tuned on that.  We should be dry for next Friday afternoon, if not before.We are leaving the extended period completely alone this morning, and it continues to look chilly, with well below normal temperatures. On Sunday, we can see some light snow and flurry action over the southern half of the state with minor accumulation potential and coverage at 60%, but the northern half of the state stays partly sunny. We do not see any well-organized frontal systems coming toward the region for the remainder of the period, but with strong NW winds, we think that we end up with plenty of lake enhanced clouds over the area, and we can’t rule out flurries from Monday 23rd through Friday the 27th.last_img

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