Spring planting continues to struggle with wet pattern

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- With no noticeable change in our weather pattern, it was another tough week for Wisconsin farmers who had just 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Showers and storms rolled through some part off the state nearly every single day. Overcast skies and below normal temperatures were not ideal for crop development.

Corn planted across Wisconsin is at 87 percent, up from 78 percent the previous week. This is still behind the 99 percent average to date. Soybeans are a bit further behind with 77 percent of the crop planted, up from 60 percent. This is also well behind the average to date of 96 percent.

Rainfall is actually running below normal for June, which isn't a bad thing. While we haven't seen any significant rain events this month, more than half the month has featured at least some rain. The wet pattern hasn't allowed things to dry out enough for significant improvements.

Unfortunately, the next week looks to remain very wet with daily rain chances. A trend that will likely carry us through the end of June. Temperatures will warm a little bit with average to slightly below average afternoon highs. This will even include a few 80 degree temperatures.

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