Buckets of rain, buckets of pains

The weather already has dealt a blow — a deluge of rainfall — to local farmers eager to prepare fields and start planting.

But it could be too early to know if that rain will delay planting or if there will be even heavier rains later this month, experts say.

Ken Scheeringa, an associate state climatologist, said in Purdue Extension’s April weather outlook that predicting precipitation for this month was difficult because there had not been any strong climatic signals.

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