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Storms lined up to hit California

Three more storms are lined up to hit California in the next 10 days. Expect rain this weekend through Monday, a second storm next Wednesday the 14th and a third storm the weekend of March 17-18. California is getting much-needed snow out of these storms, which should help with irrigation supplies in the summer months. Despite the rain, veg out of Salinas should be starting later this week and early next.wear

Florida blueberry regions will see cooler weather starting Wednesday. Plant City, Orlando and Alachua are the main regions for blueberries in Florida. All areas will see a chance of rain tomorrow. Along with the rain these areas will see much cooler temps as well. High temps for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are expected to reach the upper 60s and lows should be in the mid-40s. There is another chance of rain over the weekend.

Another big shot of rain is expected to hit Veracruz, Mexico, tomorrow, March 7. There is a 100 percent chance with total rainfall of approx. 1.5 inches, with another chance for Monday, March 12. Keep an eye on the quality in McAllen. Rain can lead to black spots on the limes if harvested too soon after rain.

When it comes to tomatoes, rain is forecasted for tomorrow as well in Palmetto and Ruskin, FL, with cooler temps to follow. Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s Wednesday through Friday this week.

Perfect weather in Yuma, the Coachella Valley, the Imperial Valley, Mexicali and San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Highs in the mid- to upper 80s and lows in the 60s starting today through at least Wednesday, March 14. Weekly veg volumes have been steadily decreasing over the last few weeks from these regions, but this weather should help keep supply and quality steady through the end of the season. Maybe markets will stabilize a bit.

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