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Heat hitting growing areas in U.S., Chile still bundling up

Above-average temperatures continue in Michigan. Highs over the next seven days will be well above normal: into the upper 80s with a possible 90 degree temperature coming next Monday. Minimum temps are also above normal at 68 over the next seven days. Temperatures will finally drop back down to normal of 80 for a high and 60 for a low by Saturday, July 6. weat

WARMING TREND COMING TO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST – GRAPES AND MELONS
The desert regions of California and Arizona are in for a hot few days. The high and low temps will begin to rise starting today with a high of 107 and reaching a peak high of 113 on Monday. Low temps will also rise reaching 78 on Saturday night. These warm temps will continue all next week. These regions are still shipping grapes and melons.

INDIANA WILL SEE WARM TEMPS THIS WEEKEND – MELONS TO BE AFFECTED
The growing regions in Indiana will see warm temps this weekend with highs getting up into the low 90s and lows reaching in the 70s. These above-average temps will last through Wednesday of next week. Melons should be starting out of this part of the country early next week.

CHILE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET – CITRUS AND AVOCADOS
Although the worst of the cold weather has passed in Chile earlier this week, they can expect one last shot of cold and rain this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, many growing regions of Chile will see up to 0.35 inches of rain. High temps for Saturday and Sunday will only reach into the low 50s while the minimum temps will be at or below freezing. Some regions will drop as low as 29 on Sunday.

FIRST NAMED HURRICANE OF THE SEAON IN THE PACIFIC
Alvin is the first hurricane of the season in the Pacific off the west coast of Mexico. Alvin will not affect land as it is approximately 500 miles off the coast of Mexico and is heading northwest off into the Pacific. There is a second disturbance forming in the Pacific due west of Costa Rica and due south of Chiapas, Mexico. This storm is heading west-northwest, well away from the coast of Mexico. 

There are currently no storms forming in the Atlantic.

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)