Dry start to assert itself today, but we may end up dealing with some lingering clouds over the state. Still, new precipitation is not likely, and temps will start to bounce a little bit as we transition onto the backside of high pressure later this afternoon. Fog may be a holdover issue in some places due to the dramatic change in air mass we saw a little over 24 hours ago. Sunshine dominates tomorrow and Saturday. We will see strong southwest winds build in too, mostly tomorrow afternoon through Saturday and into Sunday morning/midday ahead of our next frontal boundary. These winds will be able to speed drying, combining with near maximum evaporation rates.
We have another frontal complex moving through the state on Sunday afternoon and evening. This cold front will trigger rains of .25”-.75” over 80% of the state. The action will line up along and ahead of a cold front that brings in colder air similar to what we just got done with earlier this week. All rain should be done by midnight Sunday night. The map above shows a snapshot of the potential action Sunday afternoon.
No change in our dry outlook for next week. Sunshine takes control Monday and we will see temps slowly build through the week, after starting a little cooler on Monday. Our dry pattern continues through at least the 22nd. There is a strong front coming in for the 23rd into the 24th over the state and it looks to have some good rains with it. WE will look for totals up to .75” over about 80% of the state. However, with that front not arriving until at least later the 23rd, that means we will be able to put together at least a week’s worth of dry weather, and that should allow harvest to resume.