Farm & Garden Forecast
Weather Summary:

Fall officially arrives in the Tennessee Valley Monday evening and our weather will certainly feel like it– especially in the overnight hours– for several days to come.

Overnight lows will drop well into the 50s for several nights and afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

A strong area of high pressure will keep the threat of rain away from us through at least Saturday.

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Drying Potential: Cooler temperatures will keep the drying potential from being at its peak, but no rain and lower humidity will still allow keep the potential in good territory through the early parts of the weekend.

Lawns & Home Gardens: A quick check of the Lawn and Garden Moisture Index (shown at the bottom of the page) reveals extremely dry conditions. Watering will be the name of the game for the remainder of the month for yards and gardens. Rain chances return late in the upcoming weekend, but there is still some deal of uncertainty on how much we’ll see.

Hay Fields: The green light is on Monday through much of the rest of this week for any cutting that may need to be done.

Winter Rye and Oats: Prepping fields can be done with confidence this week, although don’t count on any rain on the horizon once seeds are sown.

Spraying & Spreading: A lot of sunshine and dry weather is on tap this week. Liquid applications can be used with no problems at least through Friday. Dry fertilizers that need water will need your help at least through the early weekend.

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The latest Lawn & Garden Index from NSSTC/Dr. John Christy – Alabama’s State Climatologist:


Five Day Rainfall Expectations from WPC:
WPC 5-Day Rainfall