September was warm and mostly dry, which moved crops along after a very late start.
DTN Chief Meteorologist Bryce Anderson says this rain event is going to last for some time, but not to get too depressed.
A big feature over the next several days is going to be the real slow passage of a stationary frontal boundary that has the first kind of cool, chilly air of the season moving across the upper MidWest.
First of all, I don’t think it’s going to be cold enough to bring a hard freeze into the state of Iowa or the Corn Belt.
There will, in all likelihood, be some moderate to heavy rains over quite a bit of the western Corn Belt, especially from Interstate 80 north.
You know, rainfall totals [will be] around an inch to an inch and a half in most of Iowa, and then farther north in Minnesota, you could see rains of 2+ inches.
Anderson says there’s nothing following the system he described, and that the middle part of October should see warmer and dryer temperatures.