The National Weather Service forecast for April 15-19 calls for above-normal precip across the Corn Belt, with the best chance of heavy rains across the eastern Corn Belt. Meanwhile, drier conditions are expected from southwest Kansas southward. The forecast calls for below-normal temps across the western Corn Belt and Illinois southward through Oklahoma. Warmer temps are expected in Ohio and along the Gulf and Pacific Coasts.
The forecast is hopeful of much-needed precip in the Central Plains, but doesn't bode well for a "normal" start to the Midwest planting season.
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