It could be August before Mid-Atlantic region sees more rain

July 20 - The latest forecast from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center indicates farms in the Mid-Atlantic region may not not see significant rain until early August. Farms in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina are expected to see "drier than normal" conditions now through August 2. The region then transitions to a potential wet spell during the first two weeks of August.

Most field crops in the region, however, are doing OK. As of Monday, July 19, 94% of the corn crop in Virginia was rated in fair to excellent condition. Fair-to-excellent ratings in other states include:

  • West Virginia - 81%

  • Maryland - 93%

  • North Carolina - 96%

  • Pennsylvania - 100%

Precipitation probability in late July

Precipitation probability in early August

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