A dry weekend is coming to Michigan this weekend, according to Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin. In this week’s Seed Genetics Direct Harvest Weather Forecast, Martin calls for partly to mostly sunny skies this weekend.

“ Temperatures are going to be probably the warmest out of the next to several days as we hit Saturday and Sunday,” Martin says. “It’s not going to be as warm as we would like, but I do think we put together some decent drying yet, and we have an opportunity for field work with these partly sunny days through Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will average near normal for this time of year. ”

Monday, though, brings a massive storm complex to the state.

“On Monday, this system is here. We’re seeing rains anywhere from a quarter to one inch with coverage right around 100 percent of the state of Michigan. It also ushers in much colder air. So I think after the initial rains are done, we’re gonna have to see lake effect cloud cover dominate into that Tuesday timeframe.”

Unfortunately, Martin sees more precipitation later next week.

“Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, we have lots of clouds and scattered precipitation. Cold air is here, so I’m going to allow for rain or sloppy wet snowflakes. The action lingers through most of Thursday. Lake enhancement means we’ll probably see sloppy wet snowflakes near the lake shores. And then, once we get to Friday mid-afternoon, that lake enhancement kind of dies off, and we are dry but chilly as we move through the end of next week, the 10th through the 11th and 12th the weekend.”

Find more Seed Genetics Direct Harvest Weather Forecast details later today in the new Michigan Ag Today mobile app, a free download for iPhone and Android. The forecast is also presented by Greenstone Farm Credit Services.