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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today we have a much drier flow of air into the region, and while we are not seeing a fast expansion of warm air, we should add a few degrees onto our high temps today and tomorrow. High pressure will be nearby as we start the week, and slowly moves east tomorrow. Sunshine should dominate.Wednesday brings a minor disturbance to the state, with plenty of clouds and a few scattered showers. Most of the action stays in the northern part of Ohio. We expect a few hundredths to .3” of rain with 80% coverage from I-70 north. This will be a relatively quick moving system, though.Dry weather is back for the second half of the week. WE se partly to mostly sunny skies Thursday through Saturday with warmer air pushing up from the south. We expect above normal temps to finish the week.The pattern becomes more active and wet starting with the second half of the weekend. Clouds increase this coming Sunday, and we see scattered shower trying to make a run into Ohio. However, at this point we think they stay mostly in the far northern part of the state. WE will allow for a few hundredths to .15″ of rain from US 30 north, but in all reality, it may stay north of US 20. Nothing happens in central and southern Ohio. This will just be a precursor to bigger rains to start next week. For Monday and Tuesday, we expect rains of .5”-1.5” with windy conditions and a chance of thunderstorms. Rain will have 100% coverage over Ohio. We will be partly sunny and cooler to finish our 10 day period on Wednesday the 27th.The extended period is very active and could feature excessive precipitation. From Thursday the 28th through Sunday the 31st, we have rain and thunderstorms coming in several waves. 4 day rain totals can be from 1″-3″ across 100% of the state, and if we have any concern at this point, it would be that it would not take much to exceed that 3 inch upper bound. But, we are not done there. After 2 dry days to start April on the 1st and 2nd, another front brings. 25”-1” rain potential for the 3rd. This outlook definitely has March going out like a lion. A wet, soggy, sloppy, irritable lion. The map at right shows one model’s rain totals for that period from the 28th through the 3rd. Right now we think the maximum totals are overdone…but as we mentioned above…our concern is that they could be right.last_img

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