Weve been told to expect somewhat cooler than normal temperatures this summer. That trend, combined with adequate rainfall, is a recipe for good corn production. This month that outlook has been spot on. Fridays highs may not break the 70-degree mark which seems especially cool given the fact the start of summer just over a week away. Rainfall is in our near term outlook as well. Some of it beginning Sunday night and developing off and on next week may prove to be heavy. One thing weve heard a lot recently is the reminder we dont lack moisture in the fields. If the heavier rains do happen we may be talking about some spotty ponding on the less-drained fields around the region. Starting this weekend to our south and southeast heat will start to build for a few days bringing readings to the 90-degree mark for the first time this year in parts of the Northeast. While this is going on, well stay in the lower 80s with clouds and passing showers. If you are keeping track of growing degree days were close to our long term average while running behind years like 2010 and 2012. A cooler air mass at the end of this week and clouds with moisture next week will likely spread the departure from normal a little wider.
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