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The May flowers seem to have brought June showers.

Steve McLaughlin with the National Weather Service says weather patterns last week left us primed for rain over the weekend.

 

4 to 5 inches of rain fell. That doesn’t bode well for Genesee County agriculture. Drainage ditches and culverts overflowed in some areas.

Paul Mortellaro is President of Elba’s Mortellaro and Sons onion farm. He says the onion crop will survive this downpour – if the weather can stay dry.

 

James Kingston, Field Crop Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, says young corn plants have a tougher time of it if they get oversaturated.

The National Weather Service calling for pleasant weather in the short term, but rain likely on the weekend.

PHOTO: a corn field in Byron sits partially underwater on Sunday

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