For the remainder of January milder and wetter are the words. The attached graphic shows the NWS Ohio River Forecast Center’s 16-day precipitation outlook which is wet. Normal precipitation is near 2 inches with the mean forecast being 2-5 inches.
Going forward for the remainder of winter it looks a little warmer and wetter than normal with still significant swings in weather patterns.
The early outlook for spring planting season suggests a slightly warmer than normal season with precipitation normal or slightly above normal. Some planting delays would be possible. Historical data suggests a slightly later than normal last freeze date.
The early outlook for the summer growing season suggests a warm to hot summer with rainfall potentially below normal.
You can keep up-to-date on the outlooks at the NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center at: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/
source: Climate Prediction Center