Thursday, May 25, 2017
Forecaster: Wet Spring May Get Wetter
Sure, it has been a wet spring.
Sure, the Dorchester area received more than five inches of rain in the past week.
It could be worse -- and it may get worse, according to at least one weather forecaster.
Nebraska Radio Network reports that meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the USDA’s Midwest Climate Hub, says the long-range forecasts are pointing to wetter conditions for the entire region in the months ahead.
“If you look at the trends in precipitation, most everywhere throughout the Midwest and Plains, you’re seeing increases in spring precipitation,” he says. And that would mean more flooding.
While the forecast through the end of May calls for rains to gradually decrease across the region, the wet weather may return in June.
Our review of AccuWeather's 90-day forecast calls for a chance of rain throughout the end of May and first half of June. The wettest week could be June 4-10.
To see Dorchester's 90-day forecast, click here.