Thankfully for any of our farmers in the fields, the warmth will not come with showers and thunderstorms. That’s thanks to low levels of humidity. However, with time, showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread across the Upper Midwest.
On Wednesday, a cool front will stall across Central Illinois and Indiana, moving the “storm zone” south of our area. This is not a good set up for agriculture efforts downstate. But this stalled-out front will eventually move back to the north as a warm front…sparking a few thunderstorms in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin Friday and Saturday.
Then, we’ll be watching the progress of a low pressure system ejecting out of the Rockies. The Storm Prediction Center already has an area highlighted for Saturday in the Central Plains (Click here to read the technical discussion.) .
This post was written by Eric Sorensen on May 13, 2013