(WAND) -- Some drier days ahead should help farmers finish their fall field work.
Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says sunshine, along with a warm-up, will dry fields up allowing for the finishing of harvest or any tillage. He says high temperatures in the 30s will eventually reach 50° by Thanksgiving Day and stay close to that level through the weekend.
High pressure will also bring plenty of sunshine after Monday lasting through the holiday. By Friday, Del Rosso says clouds will return with our next and only chance for rain lasting Friday night into Saturday morning. He says less than 0.25" is expected.
Ag Expert David Brown says this forecast is optimal.
"Fall field work is way behind. There is still some crop in the field, not much, but those still with crop in the field need sunshine and dry conditions," he said. "Once we get into December, it is very tough to get good conditions. Field work such as tillage can be done if the overnight low gets into 20s. This gives traction on the surface with frozen ground, but then once the ground thaws out, farmers would probably have to shut down."