Farmers afforded the ability to make plans, eight to 14 day weather forecast coming up. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says weather changes in part of the West and drier weather in the nation's southern tier highlight the weather outlook for the period between January 19th through the 25th. Looking ahead to the eight to 14 day weather outlook, this covers the time period from January 19th through the 25th, while a lot of the country, particularly the southern and eastern United States, will remain in an overall mild weather pattern as we head into late January. It's mostly near or above normal temperatures. There may be some changes starting to take place across the West, meaning that we do expect to see some colder air moving across much of the western U.S. and even parts of the northern high plains leading to below normal temperatures in places like the Northwest, the Northern Rockies and the northern high plains. With that pattern change and a bit of a dip in the jet stream arriving in the west, and we expect to see wetter weather develop across much of the central and eastern United States, especially for the northern and central Plains, the Midwest and the mid-South. The same time, though, from January 19th through the 25th, we expect to see drier than normal conditions in much of the southern United States stretching from Texas to Florida. And also, unfortunately, we're expecting a continuation of dry weather for much of California and parts of neighboring states, whether one of the great challenges to agriculture.