Carolina agriculture was bestowed with a blessing over the weekend in the form of a cold front, and after weeks on end of rain, a stretch of dry weather for crops to mature under clear skies is a welcome sight. Southern Farm Network’s meteorologist Kyle Bridgers:
This weather is amazing. Not only are temperatures in the low 80s, we will have dry weather for the next five days. The next chance of rain is not until Sunday.
Normally this time of year we are in a pattern of every two to three days of precipitation, getting about an inch of rain every few days.
Another good thing is with lower temperatures we are not dealing with a evapo-tranpiration rate that will dry out plants still growing in the field. Right now that rate is only.05 inches per day, where a high rate would be .33 inches per day.