The Weather Front On-Line
On the Plains, cool, dry, breezy weather prevails across northern portions of the region, where small grain harvesting continues. Farther south, a band of rain across the southern High Plains and portions of the central Plains is providing generally beneficial moisture for rangeland, pastures, and immature summer crops.
On the Plains, isolated thunderstorms in advance of a cold front are heaviest in Nebraska. Across much of the region, late-summer warmth is promoting fieldwork and summer crop maturation. However, much cooler air is arriving across Montana.
On the Plains, sudden heat across northern areas is promoting spring wheat harvesting and other fieldwork. Monday’s high temperature could exceed 100° as far north as South Dakota. In contrast, cooler-than-normal conditions linger across the southern Plains.
On the Plains, sharply cooler weather is arriving behind a strong cold front. Showers are improving soil moisture in northern and central portions of the region, while persistent short-term dryness is reducing topsoil moisture on the southern Plains.
On the Plains, very warm, mostly dry weather favors summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including spring wheat harvesting. Wednesday’s warmest weather, relative to normal, will occur across the northern and central High Plains, where highs should generally range from 90 to 100º.
Across the Corn Belt, showers stretch from the Bootheel of Missouri into Michigan. During the last several days, excessive rain has caused some lowland flooding from southeastern Missouri into southern Indiana, while showers have eased drought and benefited immature summer crops in the lower Great Lakes region.
On the Plains, mostly dry weather prevails, despite widespread cloudiness. Cool conditions linger across the southeastern Plains, where some light rain is falling, but late-summer heat favors spring wheat harvesting and other fieldwork on the northern High Plains.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms stretch from Michigan to Missouri, maintaining generally favorable soil moisture levels for corn and soybeans. Pockets of drought linger, however, in the lower Great Lakes region. Elsewhere, cooler air is overspreading the upper Midwest, accompanied by lingering showers.
Across the Corn Belt, heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms are spreading across the upper Midwest— mainly across North Dakota and Minnesota. Elsewhere, above-normal temperatures prevail in advance of an approaching cold front, although Wednesday’s high temperatures should remain mostly below 95°.