The tropical Atlantic has been quiet for the past month, but there are disturbances that will probably form into storm shortly if they haven’t already by the time you hear this.  That same change in the Atlantic may be a slight adjustment to the overall pattern over the northern hemisphere that may bring better chances of rain to the northern plains.  The past several days there have been a couple of rain systems move through the region, with even some localized heavy rain.  I doubt we’d get large areas of heavy rains, but as I mentioned in this segment last week, there are indications that perhaps we will at least see more average rain later this month.

Daryl Ritchison