Written: 12:05 AM 4/12/2021
Written by: Nick Dunn
Good Monday morning, everyone! We hope you got some rain over the weekend and enjoyed dry time in between. We will start the new week cooler, and it will likely be a trend for the next several days in April as a dip in the jet stream means cooler than average temperatures.
The GFS for Columbus, OH shows no highs in the 70’s for at least the next couple of weeks, but remember forecast confidence beyond 7 days grows lower with each day. As you can see, there are signs of chilly mornings yet. We recommend waiting to do any planting just yet. The odds of a hard freeze are low, but some frosty mornings are certainly possible.
Keep in mind that average highs this time of year for most are in the lower 60’s, so we will not be too far below normal. I am not sure about you, but I enjoyed the 70’s and 80’s for highs! It looks like we could be done with that until May!
Another trend worth watching is for drier than average conditions. We still have existing drought conditions across our northern counties. The drier weather will allow for farmers to start prepping fields for planting, but you should hold off a bit longer on planting crops due to temperature concerns.
We hope you have a wonderful week!