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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 2, 2019

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No significant change in our forecast this morning. We see two more days of sunny, nice weather today and tomorrow with a few fair weather clouds here and there. High pressure returns to the area tomorrow. We see temps climbing about 10-12 degrees today over yesterday, and likely another few degrees tomorrow.

Our next chance of rain remains on track for Thursday. Scattered light showers move through during the daytime hours over the northern half to two thirds of the state with rain potential of a few hundredths to .3”. Then Thursday night into early Friday morning, a second wave moves over the southern half of the state bringing a few hundredths to .4”. Combined, we see coverage at 90% of the state with rain totals up to .4”, but most areas will be around a quarter of an inch or less. We do see clouds giving way to sunshine on Friday.

High pressure brings partly to mostly sunny skies for most of the weekend. Temps will be normal to above normal. Clouds start to increase late in the day Sunday.

Rain starts to develop overnight Sunday night and then continues through Monday. We may end up having to string this along into Tuesday morning too. There still are moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms in this event.  This morning we are keeping rain totals for the full event at half to 1.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. The threat of strong thunderstorms and have the potential even for some potentially severe weather will be mostly Monday evening and overnight. The map at right shows an updated snapshot of potential action Monday around midnight. We return quickly to dry weather with some sunshine later in the afternoon on Tuesday the 9th.

We are fully unchanged for the extended period, with sunny and dry weather for the first couple of days, through Friday the 12th. Temps remain near to above normal, ad we see strong south winds emerging late in that period. Then we flip the switch. Rain develops for the 13th, bringing .25”-1” with 80% coverage. Then from Saturday night through Sunday the 14th we can see an additional .25”-1” come across the southern part of the state, at least from I-70 southward, and perhaps even just from US 50 southward. Sunday will be dry elsewhere. A third system arrives Monday afternoon (the 15th) and runs through Tuesday but has lesser rain totals…a half an inch or less with 90% coverage. Temps remain near normal through the wetter turn of the pattern. That means there is the potential for a full 1-3 inches of rain in the latter part of the extended period alone…which will not allow us in the fields anytime soon.