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Ag. Weather Outlook 6-10-2014

by Tim Abramowski

Timely rains are doing their part to keep things green around Michigan. As of the start of the week the states topsoil moisture levels were rated adequate or surplus in 86-percent of reports received by the Great Lakes office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service. Subsoil moisture came in even better at 94-percent adequate to surplus. With corn and soybean planting just about done and emergence running close to average and the winter wheat jointing figure at 96-percent with 73-percent headed more rains are on the way. We could see a thunderstorm as the moisture package moves south to north across the lower third of Michigan this afternoon and the low pressure center that was over eastern Missouri before dawn heads our way. Early today the outlook didnt call for severe weather from this system. Whether theres much thunder or a general rain the next couple of days depends upon a break for sun to destabilize the air. By the time Friday arrives were in for another multi-day break of early summer mildness before another possibility of showers reaches us late in the weekend. It appears conditions will come together to keep those topsoil and subsoil readings where we need them ahead of summers arrival late next week.