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More rain headed to the Corn Belt

Agriculture.com Staff 04/30/2008 @ 9:44am

Some parts of the Corn Belt are seeing drying conditions Wednesday, but that's likely to change moving through the latter stages of the week and into this weekend, according to Charlie Notis, meteorologist with Freese-Notis Weather, Inc., in Des Moines, Iowa.

Notis says a system will move through, targeting the wettest parts of the region, namely parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Rainfall totals could reach 1.5 inches in these areas, but will likely be much lower in the southwestern reaches of the Corn Belt, Notis says.

"Those wettest areas are the greatest concern right now," he says.

Temperatures will begin a steady climb, however, with much of the Corn Belt region reaching the 70s. Parts of southern Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northern Missouri will likely see temperatures in the 80s ahead of the showers that should move into the area late Thursday and Friday.


Charlie Notis, meteorologist
Freese-Notis Weather, Inc.

Some parts of the Corn Belt are seeing drying conditions Wednesday, but that's likely to change moving through the latter stages of the week and into this weekend, according to Charlie Notis, meteorologist with Freese-Notis Weather, Inc., in Des Moines, Iowa.

Notis says a system will move through, targeting the wettest parts of the region, namely parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. Rainfall totals could reach 1.5 inches in these areas, but will likely be much lower in the southwestern reaches of the Corn Belt, Notis says.

"Those wettest areas are the greatest concern right now," he says.

Temperatures will begin a steady climb, however, with much of the Corn Belt region reaching the 70s. Parts of southern Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northern Missouri will likely see temperatures in the 80s ahead of the showers that should move into the area late Thursday and Friday.


Charlie Notis, meteorologist
Freese-Notis Weather, Inc.

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