Meteorologists are predicting a warm, wet week ahead. But what geographies will bear the brunt of the participation? A childhood rhyme might do as good of a job as anything because the rains are indeed falling mainly on the Plains.
“Warmer temperature trends will continue for the nation as a whole, although the heat will be waning in the Central states, where wetter weather returns,” explains Krissy Klinger, business meteorologist with Weather Trends International. “We’ll [also] have to keep our eyes on the tropics as a weak disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico may bring several days of wet weather across the South.”
The East Coast could also see a round of showers and thunderstorms a hot, humid weather moves through the region, Klinger adds.
Meantime, The Weather Channel is concerned about the threat of flash flooding into early next week across a broad geography that includes the Upper Midwest, Great Plains and Southern Plains.
“The problem is, the rain just keeps going,” says meteorologist Ari Sarsalari. “[Where] soil is really, really soaked, it just can’t take much more rain.”
The Weather Channel predicts flooding possible from parts of Iowa and northern Missouri up into areas of southeastern Minnesota, northern Illinois, Wisconsin and lower Michigan. Separate downpours could prove problematic for Colorado and Kansas.
The heaviest total rainfall amounts are predicted to occur early next week across a corridor that stretches across the Texas Panhandle extending north into Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
In the video below, AgDay meteorologist Mike Hoffman delivers your weather forecast for the coming week:
For more weather news, analysis, maps and more, visit www.agweb.com/weather.