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Sporadic rain in the forecast

An ag meteorologist says there is limited amount of rain in the short-term forecast for the western and central parts of the Midwest.

Drew Lerner with World Weather Incorporated says the next round of meaningful rain will come this weekend.

“It will debut in the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota on Friday morning. As we get into the weekend, the frontal boundary will march from west to east across the Midwest.”

Lerner says moisture totals will vary just like what happened in the last weekend.

“Probably for the areas from the eastern Dakotas to Wisconsin and south into eastern Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, we’re probably looking at less than 20% of the region getting more than an inch of rain and probably another 20% or so will get less than a half inch.”

He says the Eastern Corn Belt is getting rain early this week.

Lerner says in the Delta, there will be more rain and thunderstorms this week.

“It’s not until we get into the weekend when we’ll start to see precipitation bias start to abate. Sometime next week, the Delta area of the country will see less significant rain.”

Lerner says there could be impressive rainfall in portions of the Delta, but overall, dry conditions will stick around for the Corn Belt.

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