2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland


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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific. If your city is located inside a region, the region's forecast will apply to you.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

March 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-7Rainy periods, warm
Mar 8-11Sunny, cool
Mar 12-24Rainy periods, turning warm
Mar 25-31Showers, cool
Marchtemperature 47° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (1" above avg.)

April 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-6Rain to snow, then sunny, cool
Apr 7-15Rainy, turning mild
Apr 16-21Sunny north, rainy periods south; turning cool
Apr 22-27Rain, then sunny, cool
Apr 28-30Rainy
Apriltemperature 53° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 5.5" (2" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018

Winter will be milder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be from late November into early December, from late December into early January, and in early February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, early to mid- and late December, and early February. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be hotter than normal, with slightly below normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and late June, early and late July, and mid-August. September and October will be warmer and rainier than normal.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 10

About the Heartland Region

The Heartland long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Alton, Galesburg, Moline, Quincy, Rock Island), IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo), KANSAS (Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita), MISSOURI (Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield), NEBRASKA (Bellevue, Fremont, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha), SOUTH DAKOTA (Canton, Lennox, North Sioux City, Vermillion, Yankton), WISCONSIN (Baraboo, Fitchburg, Madison, Middleton, Monroe).

Heartland Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Heartland long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2017 to October 2018

Temperature and Precipitation Graph

Reader Comments

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Wedding may 5th. What's 8n the weather forecast.

Knowing if we need raingear

Missed it again

So far, Dec., Jan., and Feb. moisture levels predicted were wrong for us. I wonder about March now.

Outdoor Wedding

Hi! My fiancé and I are getting married June 30th, 2018 in Richmond, Missouri. We would like to know what the weather is supposed to look like for that day/weekend? Thank you so much!

August 4, 2018

Hello! My niece is planning an outdoor wedding on August 4, 2018. It’s near St Louis, MO. Any idea what the expected temps Will be? We were hoping to have an unusually mild August. :)

Weather for outdoor event!

Hi! We are planning an outdoor movie night for a birthday with a movie under the stars! We are in Arnold Mo, about 20 miles south of St Louis MO.
What is being forecast for that day/evening/weekend?
Thank you for your assistance!!

Oops! Date would be helpful!

April 6-7 2018!

Thank you!

Outdoor Wedding

Hi there!
My fiance and I have booked an outdoor venue for our wedding on Saturday May 19, 2018. It is located in Pleasanton, KS (south of Overlad Park.) I was wondering if you can help me with the weather for that day??? =)

Thank you so much!

May weather prediction

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Pleasanton, Kansas is in Region 10, the Heartland. For May 19, unfortunately we are predicting showers and cool temperatures. It is always a good idea to rent a tent, just in case. If it does rain, though, wedding lore says that it brings good luck!


Our daughter is getting married on April 7th, 2018 outside in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. What are you thinking the weather might be for this weekend?

weather prediction for April

Medicine Lodge looks to be in Region 10, the Heartland. For that region, we are predicting the following:

On Friday, April 6, we are predicting sunny and cool. But unfortunately, we are predicting a rainy weekend, with warming temperatures. It’s always a good idea to rent a tent just in case! (If it does rain, that’s considered extra good luck!) No matter what the weather, we wish your daughter a beautiful and happy wedding day!