The remains of Hurricane Ian are still affecting North Carolina and Virginia, but once they move off to the east, the region will be completely dry, with a cool high pressure area parked over us. This will be good for farmers who are trying to get back into their fields and need drier conditions to get their harvests done, but not as good for people planting winter crops or waiting for the summer crops to finish and need the extra moisture to fill out nuts or invert peanuts. Drier conditions are likely to continue through October for a lot of the region other than Florida, not a surprise since it is usually the driest time of the year. There is one potential tropical system out in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, but at the moment it does not look like it will affect us, and if it does head our way, we would have over a week to react to it, so no worries this week.

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