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Ag. Weather Outlook 7-21-2014

by Tim Abramowski

LONG GONE IS THE MENTION OF ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY SMACKING OF POLAR IN THE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE FIRST PART OF THIS WEEK. ITS ALL ABOUT SUMMER HEAT AND HUMIDITY. OTTAWA COUNTY FAIRGOERS AND THOSE HEADED TO MICHIGAN AG EXPO ON THE MSU CAMPUS WILL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS OF DEALING WITH IT AS, HOPEFULLY, THEY REMEMBER TO STAY WELL HYDRATED. THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE THATS BRINGING US THE MID-SUMMER WARMTH SHOULD STAY IN PLACE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO KICK OFF SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY BY TUESDAY NIGHT INTO THE EARLY PART OF WEDNESDAY. AFTER THAT FAIR AND COOLER WEATHER SHOULD TAKE CHARGE ONCE AGAIN FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK AROUND THE AREA. IT DOESNT APPEAR SEVERE WEATHER IS GOING TO ERUPT FROM THE WARM AIRMASS THIS TIME. OUR NEXT SHOT AT UNSETTLED WEATHER WONT HAPPEN UNTIL THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER, THE REGION WITH THE BEST ODDS FOR SIGNIFICANT RAIN SHOULD BE TO OUR SOUTH OVER ILLINOIS AND INDIANA. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A COUPLE OF HOT DAYS HERE AND THERE, OUR COOLER THAN NORMAL SUMMER OF 2014 ROLLS ON.