As we talked about a few weeks ago, we expected the pattern to turn warmer than normal again in early May and it has done so.
Overall, May will be warmer and drier than normal across Ohio. The best chances for normal rainfall appear to be across northern Ohio.
Planting will likely be well ahead of recent years with this weather setup.
The summer looks to see significant swings in above and below normal temperature bursts with swings of wet and dry periods. It may only average slightly warmer than normal and normal or slightly drier than normal but with significant swings in weather, expect stresses on crops at times.
The early autumn outlook runs the risk for wetter than normal weather again which has become a common theme in recent years during harvest season.