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Harvest Forecast: Drier Weather Window Opening Later in the Week

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After getting the short end of the stick with regard to harvest windows recently, we are looking a little better as we are seeing some drier windows trying to open toward the second half of this coming week. But we are even a little better off in the first part of the week too. The heaviest moisture stays to our south.

After a damp finish to the work week, we are mostly dry for Saturday and the Sunday daytime hours. Clouds build Sunday night, and we can’t rule out showers Monday into early Tuesday. Most of the state will see scattered light action, a few hundredths or less. Areas from I-96 south have to keep an eye out for a little more, perhaps a few tenths. But that’s it. The map below shows rain For the Sunday night through Tuesday morning stretch.

We turn drier from Tuesday afternoon through the first half of the weekend. Sunshine and good evaporation are going to be calling cards. Temps will be cool to start, but warm to above normal levels by late in the week.

A front sweeps through Michigan on Sunday, bringing colder air and a chance of scattered showers. A few hundredths at best. Most of the higher rain totals stay north in the lower peninsula and then into Ontario. There can be some wet snowflakes if any moisture lingers into the overnight.

We are partly sunny and chilly behind that wave for Monday and Tuesday.

Extended Period:

The extended forecast looks pretty easy right now. WE see high pressure dominate, and that brings sunshine, blue sky, and fully dry weather all the way through the period. This forecast covers next Wednesday through Sunday (8th).

Weeks 3 & 4:

Temps remain above normal. Now, remember, normal is falling off fast in spots, so that does not mean we are “warm” …but a few degrees above where we would be for the middle two months of November. Precipitation sneaks up to near normal for week three after our fully dry 11-16 day period. Week for pulls back to below normal. Remember, normal on precipitation are also falling off as we move into the cooler months.

Week 3

Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)

Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)

Week 4

Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)

Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)