US Weather: Cold Weekend Ahead

April is starting out cold and wet for the US Corn Belt, says Allen Motew of QT Weather. The GFS extended model runs show a slow moderation in “storminess” over the next two weeks heightening the fears of slowed planting progress from the Dakotas to Georgia. Another strong storm will cross the Midwest this weekend, he says:

Temperatures behind this storm will be 8-20 degrees below normal for this weekend:

Late next week it will continue cooler than normal in the Plains and East with near normal temperatures for part of the Mississippi Valley, he adds. No “large” warm-up is seen during the next ten days with colder than normal continuing east of the Mississippi.