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One last storm system will come through California this week. Coastal growing regions of Salinas and Santa Maria will see approximately 0.25 inches of rain today and Wednesday.weat

The San Joaquin Valley growing regions of Modesto in the north and Fresno in the middle of the state will see about half an inch of rain.

This appears to be the last storm system that will come through California for the next two weeks. Looking past Wednesday things should begin to really warm up across the state. By Sunday Salinas, Santa Maria and the San Joaquin Valley will be in the mid-70s with some isolated locations reaching 80s. Low temps will be in the 50s throughout much of the state. Look for ideal growing conditions all next week.

YUMA AND COACHELLA TO SEE HOTTEST DAYS OF YEAR SO FAR
Today Yuma should reach a max temp of 90, which is the hottest day of the year so far. The previous high was 88 back on March 18. Wednesday through Saturday will be a tad cooler with max temps only in the mid-80s, but by Sunday high temps will be back at 90, where they will stay through Tuesday, April 2.

The Coachella Valley will see similar warm temps this week and next. Coachella will reach a max temp of 92 and a min temp of 63 on Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2. Coachella is waiting for its spring crop of green Bells, green beans and sweet corn to start. These warmer temps might speed up the process by a few days.

FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL WEATHER THIS WEEK – MORE RAIN NEXT WEEK
Florida will experience an uneventful week of weather with max temps ranging from the mid-70s to the low 80s and min temps in the mid-50s to low 60s across the state. The next major change in the weather will be storms coming next Monday through Wednesday bringing up to an inch of rain across all major growing regions.

HOT HOT HOT IN SINALOA
Culiacan, Sinaloa will experience max temps of 98 all this week, with min temps in the mid-50s. One can only expect volumes to increase with these kinds of temps. Keep an eye on supplies and markets.

Things will cool off a bit on Saturday as the high temp will only reach 90. Going forward high temps will only be in the low 90s for the first half of next week.

GRAPE-GROWING REGIONS OF MEXICO
Grape-growing regions of Hermosillo and Caborca in the state of Sonora are experiencing beautiful late spring conditions with max temps in the mid-90s and mins in the upper 50s. These temps bode well for the maturation of the upcoming grape crop in May. These warm temps will continue through at least next Tuesday. On Wednesday, April 3 temps should cool off a few degrees with max temps only reaching into the mid-80s.

GEORGIA
Georgia is gearing up for its spring crop of blueberries in the next month. Right now, Georgia is in a state of flux regarding the weather. Yesterday the max temp was 77, but tomorrow the temperature will only get to 66, and then by Saturday the high will be 80. Sunday, March 31 will see some rain and with a max temp of only 71 on Monday but will begin to warm again on Wednesday, April 3. Hopefully as we get into April things will become more stable.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)

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