May will be an important month for moisture and World Weather Incorporated says rainfall is expected to be near to above average for much of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Rain fell over the weekend and there’s additional light rain in the forecast for portions of the Northern Plains this week. Senior Ag Meteorologist Drew Lerner says the near-term weather system won’t improve dry conditions much, but it will set the stage for better moisture in mid-May. “To be clear, I am not convinced we are going to see a good soaking then, but there is potential for us to get more moisture in parts of the region May 10 or after.” Frost and freezes are possible in the northern part of Minnesota and North Dakota this week, but then, it will warm up next week. Hear the latest forecast.
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