Wet few days ahead: Skilling full forecast

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Thundery downpours swept the Plains late Wednesday, products of a developing storm system headed for the Midwest. It’s a storm likely to bring the Chicago area its heaviest rainfalls in 3 weeks.

The warm, dry weather this past week has finally allowed Midwest farmers to get into the fields and begin planting the 2013 crop—albeit very belatedly.

The rains and thundery downpours on the way later Thursday and Thursday night are likely to put planting on-hold again the next several days.

The wet storm system is to play another important role in shaping the weather of the upcoming Mothers Day weekend. It is to drag an unseasonable April-level chill into nation’s mid-section—a development which could even allow patchy frost  Saturday and Sunday nights.

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A woman’s umbrella blows upward in the rain and sleet in Downtown Chicago during a winter storm. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Chicago area as a powerful storm is expected to hit mid-day. — Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 26, 2013

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