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Harvest Forecast: Another System To Hamper Harvest Progress

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Another big weather system is preparing itself to work through Michigan over the weekend. According to MAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin, this system won’t be helping harvest progress.

“What we have Saturday will be scattered moisture over the southern quarter of the state,” said Martin. “The big story is overnight Saturday night through Sunday morning and the rest of Sunday. We see some significant rain surge north through Michigan overnight Saturday night.”

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By Sunday morning, Martin expects a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of precipitation that changes to snow, which could be significant. From Sunday evening through midday on Monday, snow decreases in intensity and coverage.

“I think we’ll see plenty of clouds during that period, but moisture accumulations are not that dramatic,” he said. “Scattered snow showers continuing into Tuesday, but the next fully dry day probably doesn’t come until Wednesday.”

Martin predicts it will remain dry from Wednesday through Saturday. As for temperatures, the only time we’re going to be seeing milder temperatures will be Saturday/early Sunday morning.

“The rest of the period we see colder temperatures, but farther south we’re talking about temperatures moderating in parts of Indiana and Ohio—we don’t see that temperature moderation come here,” he said. “Temperatures look normal to below for most of this upcoming 10-day forecast.”