Cold Northeast and Florida to warm up

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – Temperatures were forecast to return to near average on Wednesday in the Northeast, hit hard by a major blizzard this past weekend, with New Year’s weekend expected to be much warmer.

Temperatures in Florida’s citrus growing zones were several degrees warmer Wednesday, the National Weather Service said, giving growers some respite after a freezing snap Tuesday that caused fruit damage.

“It is generally several degrees warmer than it was yesterday. I think in the citrus areas we saw temperatures in the low 30s (Fahrenheit) rather than the 20s we saw yesterday,” meteorologist Logan Johnson of the NWS’s Tampa Bay area told Reuters.

The Southern Plains should get some rain in the next few days, but hard red winter wheat in western stretches remains under stress with soil moisture levels well below normal.

The weather remains favorable for soft red winter wheat in the Midwest, with plentiful soil moisture. Scattered showers are expected around the area during the next few days.

(Editing by Jerry Norton)

Cold Northeast and Florida to warm up