Another heavy rainfall event is possible for central Illinois late Monday night through Tuesday night.
In the wake of yesterday’s outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms, weak high pressure takes hold today. A dry day is expected, with temperatures at early Summer-like levels on this first day of June, the start of meteorological summer.
Cool weather will persist through week’s end in the West Coast States, but temperatures will rebound to above-normal levels by early next week. Meanwhile, a warm weather pattern across the Plains and much of the Midwest will be replaced by slightly cooler conditions.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers and thunderstorms are grazing the far western areas of the region. Across the remainder of the Midwest, very warm, mostly dry weather favors planting activities and corn and soybean emergence and development.
A major weather pattern change for the Midwest will take place during the next few days.
A slow-moving storm system will drift from the central and southern Plains into the Great Lakes region by week’s end. Rainfall near the path of the storm could total 1 to 4 inches.
According to the Illinois Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, cooler-than-normal temperatures with rain last week caused some low land flooding and ponding in fields. Many producers are predicting a small amount of corn replanting will need to be done.