Some good news for Michigan farmers as Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says his Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast looks clear this weekend. Martin says we should miss most of the precipitation that is trying to move through.
“We’re looking at Central and Northern Michigan being completely rain-free all weekend long. There is a cluster of shower and thunderstorm activity that wants to move across southern Lower Michigan from the Friday night through Saturday morning timeframe. I’m saying mostly I-94 south, but just to give that buffer, I’ll say I-96 southward. We can see anywhere from a quarter to a half an inch. That is all. The good news is strong thunderstorm activity has shifted farther south, staying in Indiana, and it will be outside of what we see happening here.”
After that, we’re clear through the rest of the weekend and Martin’s forecast calls for sunshine and blue skies Monday through Thursday.
“There might be a little bit of a disturbance with some cloud cover on Tuesday night, but I don’t think it triggers moisture. Late in the week, a trough boundary slides southward Thursday the 19th. That gives a little bit of scattered shower activity anywhere from a few hundredths to maybe four or five tenths. Coverage will be around 70% of Lower Michigan.”
Behind that, Martin says we cool down for the end of next week.
“Refreshingly cool overall, but sunshine is going to dominate for Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. And high pressure is being analyzed in control over the region all the way through the weekend and into the following week. So, we should be dry as we move into Monday the 22nd and that week going forward.”
Martin lays out his entire Seed Genetics Direct Planting Weather Forecast in written form later Friday at MichiganAgToday.com. It’s also brought to you by Greenstone Farm Credit Services.