Ag meteorologist: May has mixed weather

Ag meteorologist: May has mixed weather

An ag meteorologist says May will start out cool and wet for much of the Corn Belt.

Greg Soulje tells Brownfield the Eastern Corn Belt will continue to feel like early spring, which isn’t great for planting progress.

“The daytime readings will be in the 40s, 50s and 60s in the Mississippi Valley and some showers or snow in the northern end of the Corn Belt. There’s not much opportunity for growth and development in the northern part of the region.”

He says frost or freeze isn’t completely ruled out for the Western Corn Belt, but it shouldn’t cause major damage.