Warmer-than-average temperatures are in the forecast, bringing more stress to crops and livestock in the Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies. There is rain expected in the short-term, but World Weather Incorporated Senior Agricultural Meteorologist Drew Lerner says 90-to-100-degree temperatures will evaporate the moisture. “We don’t have enough moisture flux into the region to generate a widespread soaking rain. A lack of rain, in addition to the heat, really puts the pressure on.” Lerner cautions those with livestock ahead of the heatwave. “Temperatures could easily be in the range of 100 to 110 degrees in areas. I am concerned about animals and crops will be hurt, too. Livestock producers should prepare.”
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