Click here for the Nebraska Statewide Soil Moisture Update on July 20, 2015. From Eric Hunt - High Plains Regional Climate Center.
Below is the July 9, 12Z GFS accumulated precipitation animation. The accuracy of these models drop off looking past a few days, but it gives you an idea of the expected trends. Eastern U.S. may see significant moisture, while the Central and Southern Plains may see light precipitation. For the Central U.S., the drier weather may be accompanied by very warm temperatures.
The 7-Day QPF has heavy rain predicted from northern Texas through Ohio and keeping most of the Northern Plains fairly dry. Temperatures should be moderate, but models are projecting an increase in temperatures this weekend and into next week. The ridge that will bring in warm temperatures will also probably bring in more dry conditions. Pay attention to soil moisture to stay on top of crop needs during the critical reproduction period.
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