Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain moves across Ohio today. The we can see a few moderate rains and a thunderstorm or two, but the heaviest action rained itself out off to our west in Indiana going back into last night. Rain totals today will be from .25″-1″. Rain continues Friday and Saturday with a second wave of action coming through. That also has the potential for .25”-1” with 80% coverage. We are dry For Sunday, and we look to be lucky enough to keep that dry pattern through the first half of Monday. Rains return Monday afternoon and last through Tuesday. We can see this turn into a significant rain maker, with a strong low lifting northeast across the state. In fact, we are raising the upper end of our rain totals again today, looking at half to 2-inch potential out of the event. Some models are stronger than others with the storm, but the simple fact is that the low looks impressive coming out of the central plains over the weekend, and it will be moving into a part of the country with a good, moist atmospheric profile…so the seeds will be there. Rain coverage will be over 80% of the state. The map at right shows rain potential over the next 7 days. Dry conditions will follow that system into the state for 5 days, from Wednesday through Sunday. In the extended period, we can see some scattered showers bringing .4” or less next Sunday night the 26th into Monday the 27th. Then a stronger front hits at the end of the moth, with rain and thunderstorms for the 30th and 31st. That front can trigger half to 1.5” of new precipitation. Temperatures for the coming period still look to be near normal. The rains will slow maturity or at least dry down a bit between now and the end of the month.