Absolutely no changes to the forecast and the pattern for the rest of this week through Saturday. Sunshine and blue sky will dominate and we will see temps slowly but surely move upward. We will be near normal by midweek (tomorrow) and above normal to finish the week and weekend. Winds kick up late week, and we will see low humidity levels alongside excellent evaporation rates.
Our next front does try and move in on Sunday, but still has very little left in the tank as it arrives. As such, we are leaving our forecast basically alone, except we are dropping our coverage down to about 30% for Sunday. We will stay warm and windy that day.
Next week still looks mostly dry. However, we have one time frame we are watching closely this morning. Some models late yesterday tried to bring a secondary surge of moisture up that old Sunday frontal boundary, bringing in some light rain for Monday afternoon, evening, and into early Tuesday. At this time, we think that is unlikely, and as such, we are leaving our forecast alone. However, if we see some other models jump on the bandwagon, it will be worth another look. So, for now, we are just running with the status quo, and looking for a dry week right on through the start of next weekend.
We do still see a nice strong front for the start of the extended period, for the 29th. This front may linger into the 30th and looks potent. IT could bring anywhere from .25”-1” of moisture to about 80% of the state. There will be significantly colder air coming in behind that front.
But, for the rest of this week, we continue to see a significant harvest window opening – wider and wider!!