Recent rainfall has left large areas of farmland under water near Osborne Trail on the St. Joseph County-LaPorte County line. Staff photo by Robert Franklin
Recent rainfall has left large areas of farmland under water near Osborne Trail on the St. Joseph County-LaPorte County line. Staff photo by Robert Franklin
A cool and wet spring has slowed the planting season for area farmers so far, but that pattern appears to be coming to an end.

Meteorogists Matt Rudkin from WSBT-TV and Kyle Brown from the National Weather Service Office in North Webster said the heavy rain pattern that we’ve seen for the past couple of weeks will begin breaking up today.

There might be some spotty showers over the weekend but the Climate Prediction Center just issued a report indicating that “below normal precipitation is favored for northern Indiana” through the second half of the month, Brown said, adding that there appear to be no big rain systems on the horizon.

Rudkin agreed.

“There will be some spotty rain, but nothing significant,” he said, adding that some sunlight will also begin to reappear as well as warmer weather.

There might be some spotty showers over the weekend but the Climate Prediction Center just issued a report indicating that “below normal precipitation is favored for northern Indiana.”

Annual precipitation was only 1.77 inches above the normal 10.77 inches on Thursday afternoon at South Bend International Airport, but Rudkin said the period running from April 26 to May 3 was the wettest on record with 3.44 inches of precipitation.

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