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The wet weather and flooding of this spring and summer had many farmers waiting to plant their spring crops until it was almost too late. While much of Illinois has been fairly dry the past few weeks, a wet weather pattern is expected to return this month.
Chris Miller of the National Weather Service in Lincoln says the rainy pattern is going to ramp up again as we move through July across parts of Illinois. All is not lost, however. Miller points to later this month when things could turn around and become more typical of summer with hot and dry conditions.
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Farmers might be curious to know that Miller is seeing the possibility of above normal temperatures come the harvest season. The wildcard in the forecasting is tropical weather, and how or if hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico this year impact weather in the Midwest.