Harvest weather forecast: dry conditions, cooler air over the next two weeks

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We have excellent crop forecasts for Indiana as we will have most of the next two weeks without rain. Temperatures will continue to moderate this weekend into the start of the week with southerly winds under control. We won’t be much above normal, but should see a lot of evaporation each afternoon.

A cold front is subsiding south across the Eastern Corn Belt mid-week on Wednesday. This will bring more clouds for Wednesday, especially in the afternoon and evening. However, the humidity seems to be minimal. At this point, we won’t rule out a few hundredths to a tenth on a few spits or sprinkles, but really nothing of consequence is coming. The bigger story will be another step up in temperatures as a lot of colder air will arrive during the last half of the week. The map on the right shows morning lows next Saturday morning, which projects widespread frost over more than half of the state. However, we’re also dry behind mid-week spitting and drenching, with no rain likely Thursday through the weekend.

Moderate weather Sunday 9e until Monday 10eand we continue to see the dry pattern expand.

Extended period:

The extended forecast period of 11 to 16 days is completely dry on the 16the of October. Southerly winds dominate this week and we could see above normal temperatures across the state.

Weeks 3 & 4:

Our dry pattern continues through weeks 3 and 4. Week 3 is well below normal, like this week and next week. Week 4 is starting to see a little more threat of rain, but nothing that would build up as wet. Temperatures will be well above normal for the second half of the month, a big flip-flop from the cooling we’ll see later next week.

Precipitation for week 3 compared to normal:

Week 3 Time vs Normal:

Precipitation for week 4 compared to normal:

Week 4 Time vs Normal:

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