The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

More rain for the Corn Belt

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.

A more active pattern returns to the Corn Belt

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.

More rain ahead for much of the Midwest

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.

A wetter pattern continues for the Heartland

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.

An active weather pattern to persist

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.

More rain ahead for much of the Corn Belt

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.

A pattern shift gets underway

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.

An active pattern into early next week

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.

Seasonal warmth & short-term dryness

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°.

Near ideal growing weather in most areas

Across the Corn Belt, growing conditions remain mostly favorable for reproductive to filling corn and soybeans, as near- to below-normal temperatures accompany widely scattered showers. Lingering pockets of dryness are most widespread in the lower Great Lakes region, mainly covering portions of Ohio and Michigan.