All eyes are on the tropics

Eric Snodgrass
Senior Atmospheric Scientist

For the next 7 days, we’ll be watching as Tropical Depression 3, potentially Tropical Storm Cindy, makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana coastline. The heaviest rains will be to the east of the landfall location, and flooding is expected in parts of the Cotton and Peanut Belt. Later this week as the remnants of this tropical system push north, the potential for flooding in the Ohio River Valley is very high. This needs to be monitored closely, as flooding rains in June from tropical systems can impact the health of the young corn and soybean crop. Heat subsides out west after midweek and a cooler pattern hangs on through the end of June. But, we are watching for periods of July heat in the long-range forecast.