World Weather Incorporated Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner says erratic rain and snow in the forecast isn’t ideal for planting progress in the Northern Plains. Cooler conditions will follow an end of the week warm up. “I certainly don’t think we’re done with frost and freezes,” says Lerner. Frequent shower activity is likely to continue through mid-May. “This is a very aggressive weather pattern, and it is a repeating pattern that doesn’t have a lot of space between cycles. This means we’ll go through a period of wet weather. There will be some drying and warming, and then a second cycle comes by, and we’ll go back into a wet, cool bias.” Lerner says the weather could improve in the latter part of May into June.
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