A lot of heat and sunshine is great for harvest, which makes the cool rain that fell onto the southeast last night a bit of trouble for some.

Farmers have halted their harvest due t the moisture, and will likely be waiting a few days before they can fire up the combines once again.

They've enjoyed a good harvest season, as September has had below-average dryness and a few hot spells which dried up the crops.

Agrologist Edgar Hammermeister says that lingering showers from that system will be grounding any farmers looking to finish up.

"There are more showers forecasted here today and into tomorrow, so it's basically the combines are going to be shut down through the weekend, and it'll be lucky if we can start up again on Monday, I guess depending on the sunshine and the breeze."

Farmers were able to get through cereals relatively easily, and have now moved on to canola, which could be a bit trickier to produce.

"The straight cutting the canola does go a little bit slower probably about 2/3, maybe 3/4 of the ground speed that you're usually doing," said Hammermeister, "So the productivity today isn't the same as doing cereals, but things are drying down and what's left on the farms, the percentage is getting smaller."

With great harvest weather up until that rain, Hammermeister predicts that many farms in the southeast are in a fantastic place this fall.

"We've had some fantastic harvest weather here through the month of August and the month of September, things have moved along very well. I would say in our area the farms are 70-85% finished harvest, things have gone really well here."

He estimates that many will be done by the end of next week, so long as the current forecast of sun and warm temperatures holds out.