MISSOURI — The National Weather Service (NWS) released its Summer 2019 forecast, with cooler temperatures and heavier than normal precipitation anticipated for much of the Midwest.

Missouri is among a group of states in the central U. S. that is forecast endure even more wet conditions.

According to the report, only the southeastern portion of Missouri is predicted to have normal temperatures and average precipitation.

Increased precipitation could mean further delays for crop producers as they push to finish planting as many crops as possible. Cooler temperatures could also impair plant growth.

Despite the increased moisture this Summer, Missouri along with a majority of the country is predicted to have little-to-no problems with drought this year.

To find out more, visit the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center’s website.