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Harvest Forecast: More Precipitation, Cooler Temps Moving Into Next Week

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According to Ryan Martin, Michigan Ag Today chief meteorologist, late Saturday afternoon and into the evening, we’re going to be seeing some upper level disturbances which will bring some precipitation to areas north of I-96.

“Tat’s the only hiccup in moisture between now and next Monday,” he said. “If you’re in the southern half of the lower Michigan area, you might be able to escape with a sprinkle or maybe less.”

It seems like it’s going to be déjà vu all over again. The upper Midwest is going to be seeing another powerful storm, bringing a cold front with it that will impact the state.

“That cold front blasts through Michigan late afternoon Monday, and it goes into Tuesday,” said Martin. “If we get some thunderstorms in Western Michigan around sunset Monday night, we could boost rain totals closer to one inch.”

The rest of the next week, there’s going to be some breaks to get some field work done, but Martin is tracking some moisture from Wisconsin Thursday into Friday.

“It’s not a huge amount, but I think it might be just enough to create some pause,” he said. “We’ve got another frontal boundary that wants to try and set up as we head closer to the weekend. We have to watch and see if we can dodge a few showers the second half of next week.