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Harvest Forecast: Expect More Harvest Delays with Rain, Snow

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We had some rain and snow on Wednesday and Thursday, but Ryan Martin, MAT chief meteorologist, says we could be in for some lake effect snow this weekend.

“Through Saturday, west and northwest winds are going to be bringing another round of lake effect snow back to the state,” said Martin. “This is going to affect western and northern areas. No good drying is going to happen at all.”

The good news on this lake effect snow event is that it will be patchy.

“If you’re able to dodge some of the clouds and lake effect snow Saturday, you will see those winds help dry things a bit,” said Martin. “The cool temperatures will limit drying as we go through the balance of the weekend. We warm a little bit Monday, but that’s ahead of our next weather event.”

And we’ll be seeing a bigger storm complex to end next week, bringing three-quarters to two inches of rain across the state.

“We’ll follow that up with another stronger rain maker on the 11th an 12th,” said Martin. “It all adds up to a pattern that doesn’t have the best setup for drying.”