Farmers in the northern Red River Valley took advantage of a sunny day Saturday to get in some field work before the weather possibly turns in the coming days.
Farmers were seen working the soggy fields Saturday, and beet trucks were on the highways heading to and from the region's sugar factories.
Saturday temperatures reached into the mid-50s, accompanied by sunshine and cloudless skies. It was a vastly different scenario than most of the previous two weeks, which have seen unprecedented precipitation in the form of rain and snow.
The forecast calls for another day in the 50s Sunday, Oct. 20, with cloudy skies. But rain is expected to begin moving into the region possibly by Sunday evening, with a 60% chance of rain and winds on Monday.
As of Oct. 14, there were approximately 272,000 acres of the sugar beets unharvested in the region.