Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The second half of September will continue to experience above normal temperatures and close to normal rainfall.Second half of September RISK:Temperatures – Above Normal (+3-5F) – Normal highs are in the 70s and lows in the 50s.Rainfall – Near Normal (0.5-1.5 inches) – Normal is about 0.6 inches per week.Freeze – Below normal – Little if any expected.The NOAA/NWS/Ohio River Forecast Center 16-day rainfall outlook suggests the wettest areas will remain west of Ohio. This trend will continue into October where wet conditions could hamper harvest especially west of Ohio. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ohrfc/HAS/images/NAEFS16day.pdfOctober is shaping up to be above normal temperatures and near or slightly wetter than normal. Based on historic El Nino events, freeze conditions typically arrive a little later than normal so expect a week maybe two weeks of delay to freeze this fall.October RISK:Temperatures – Above Normal (0-+3F)Rainfall – Near or slightly above normal.Freeze – Below normal – Expect a later than normal freeze. Normally Oct. 10-20 across much of the state.With a significant El Nino expected this fall and winter, everything suggests warmer conditions with below normal precipitation western Ohio and normal precipitation in eastern Ohio.