Milder, but wetter
Milder weather is ahead the next two days, along with several outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over the next 18 to 24 hours.
Most of the state experienced cool temperatures and sporadic rainfall last week.
Field work continued at a steady pace. Frost conditions continued in parts of the state with wheat, hay, and emerged corn showing signs of damage. Corn planting progress has reached 59 percent statewide, compared to 10 percent this time last year and a 5-year average of 17 percent.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 3 percent very short, 25 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for above-normal precipitation from the Pacific Northwest to the Plains, upper Midwest and Corn Belt.