Outlook to May 25

May 6th, 2013 at 4:07 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Today is not bad at all, despite quite a bit of cloudiness.  Like the past few days, the warmer readings are in our northern counties.

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Upper low to our east will bring a little residual cold air aloft to our area.  That, combined with warming temperatures Tuesday & Wednesday & a couple isolated t’storms may pop, as a result.  However, most of you will stay dry.  Skies will be partly cloudy.

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Storms system will bring some scattered showers & t’storms late Thursday-Thursday night before tapering Friday.  It doesn’t look like really heavy rainfall with this.  Some of you may only see 0.20″, while some other may get as much as 0.70″.

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A secondary cold front may bring a few showers Saturday, followed by “Dogwood Winter”.  The low temperature Sunday night could drop to 34-38.

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Highs Sunday & Monday will run only in the 50s to near 60, but by later next week, 80s will return.

The next potential of rainfall after Saturday appears to be Friday, May 17.

This is good news for area farmers.  Certainly, field conditions & soil temperatures are getting much better for planting now & will continue to improve.  There is some rain on the way, but this will not be massive field delay rainfall.

Corn planting has already commenced with the dry weather we are getting now.  This is all slowing building to a likely planting frenzy by later next week.

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Right now, it appears, between May 17 & May 21, three waves of showers & t’storms are likely with a severe threat with a couple of these.  During this period, it does look like a total of 1-3″ of rainfall may farea-wide.  Highs will run in the 80s with lows only in the 60s.

After May 21, cooler, more tranquil weather will move in for a bit with highs in the 70s & lows in the 40s & 50s.

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