Expect warm, dry conditions
Farmers will likely see warm and dry conditions in July after some recent scattered storms and rainfall across parts of the Midwest.
Aaron Wilson, an atmospheric scientist at Ohio State University with the Byrd Polar Climate Research Center and OSU extension, says in the next week…“Here in parts of Ohio and Southern Michigan we’re looking at very little precipitation,” he says. “Farther west, Nebraska and Kansas are still drying out so continued drought conditions are expected there.”
But, he says there may be some minor improvements to areas facing drought stress.
“Some of the dry areas like the Dakotas are expecting some heavier rainfall here, extending down through Iowa, into Missouri and western Illinois so some improvements in a lot of areas,” he says.
As for the long-range forecast, Wilson says July through September will likely be warmer than average.