April will end warmer and wetter than normal. A series of storms will impact Ohio and surrounding areas later this week into next week. This will mean wetter than normal conditions into the first week of May. Temperatures will remain above normal as well. Rainfall on the attached graphic shows the heaviest will fall in central sections of the corn and soybean belt. Rainfall in Ohio will range from 2-4 inches for the next 2 weeks with heaviest totals in western areas of Ohio. Normal is about 2 inches.
The first week of May will be mild with wetter than normal weather. The middle of May will dry out and cool down before a warm finish to the month.
The outlook for summer still looks warmer than normal with rainfall highly variable with a tendency toward drier.