Forecasters say much of the Northern Plains may see warmer and wetter-than-normal conditions over the next few months.
Nebraska state climatologist Martha Shulski says April will likely start out warmer and with more rain than is typical.
Shulski says, “They’ve got a bit of a wet signal for an increased chance for wetter than normal conditions in the central portion of the U.S., in the central portion of the north-central region.”
Shulski says the 90-day outlook shows warmer conditions are coming.
“Starting to get some higher probabilities of above-normal temperatures moving to our south that’s creeping up northward for those enhanced probabilities for warmth for that April, May, June time period,” she says.
Forecast models show Nebraska could be in for a rainy spring, heading into summer.
Shulski says, “That wet pocket in the northern portion of this region, we’re starting to enhance that probability of increased chance for wetter-than-normal conditions.”
She says the outlook shows little chance of expanded drought conditions across the region.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton