A large storm system will bring widespread rainfall to the eastern corn and soybean areas including Ohio through early Wednesday to end April. Rainfall totals will be widespread in the 1-2 inch range with some higher totals.
The large upper low will linger through the end of the week with a few afternoon and evening showers.
Temperatures will be several degrees below normal through the first weekend of May.
The good news is it appears the threat of any additional hard freezes has passed.
The outlook for the week of May 4 - May 11 calls for temperatures to return to normal or slightly above after the cool start to May. There may be a rainfall event of up to one half inch late May 4 into early May 5. Rain chances will increase again after May 7-11 with above normal rainfall expected.
The outlook for May 15-31 still looks warmer and drier than average.
To summarize, May looks cooler and wetter to start and warmer and drier than normal to finish but the threat for freezes appears to have passed.