Wet Weather to Continue into Summer

Posted on 04/18/2019 2:08 PM

The extended forecast from the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for May gives above-normal odds of warm temperatures in the far Upper Midwest and eastern Corn Belt, while other areas of the Midwest have equal chances of below- above- or normal temperatures next month. Warmer temperatures would be a positive for planting efforts. The precip outlook is even more vague for the Midwest in May, but NWS does say there are above-normal chances for wet weather in the Delta, the Southern and Central Plains and into Nebraska.

Looking farther out, NWS suggests above-normal precip and temps are likely across the eastern Corn Belt through July. The western Corn Belt is expected to see above-normal precip and mostly “equal chances” for above-, below- and normal temperatures during the May through day period.

Much of the Southern Plains is likely to see cooler- and wetter-than normal conditions through July.

Long-term weather

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