Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, December 14, 2018
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We make it through most of today dry over a large part of the state. We need to keep watch for some light moisture in NW and far western Ohio today, but rains really do not develop until we get closer to this evening. Thick clouds and well organized arrive in WW Ohio tonight, and then continues to spread across the southern half of the state through the overnight tonight, through tomorrow and then exits early Sunday morning. We are making no changes to this forecast. The moisture is light to moderate, but consistently spread over the period from tonight through tomorrow. We will put coverage at nearly 100% of the state from I-70 southward. The moisture pushes north later in the afternoon tomorrow, particularly over east central Ohio, and then tomorrow night we can see the rains all the way up into NE Ohio. Only NW Ohio misses out on the rain Saturday. We are keeping rain totals at half to 1.5″ south of I-70 with a few localized totals closer to 2″ in SW Ohio, .2″-.6″ from I-70 to US 30, and from a few hundredths to .5″ over the NE quarter of the state. Everything should be pushing off to the east by mid to late morning Sunday. The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday morning.High pressure comes in for Sunday late afternoon and evening. It should give us a quick move back to dry weather. That dry pattern holds through next Wednesday. A second high pressure center moves across the state toward Monday afternoon-Tuesday. Temps will fall off Sunday and Monday, but not by too much, and then we climb again, and should be near normal through a good chunk of the week. Moisture is back for the second half of next week, as scattered showers arrive Thursday morning. At this time, we are expecting a few hundredths to .4” rain potential with coverage at 80% of the state. This will be a relatively light rain event. All action does look to be out of here by Thursday night near midnight. Much colder air starts to funnel in behind the system, and we go dry for that Friday and the following weekend. At this point we look for air to be cold enough for snow for that weekend ahead of Christmas, but we actually do not see any significant snow chances. The extended period remains dry through the 26th. Cold air dominates through that period. We look for south winds to start to develop on the 27th ahead of our next system, which arrives late the 27th into the 28th. This will moisture of .25”-.75” liquid equivalent, but right now we are going to allow for either rain or snow.