Summer-like warmth across the Corn Belt...
Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers and thunderstorms are grazing the far western areas of the region. Across the remainder of the Midwest, very warm, mostly dry weather favors planting activities and corn and soybean emergence and development.
On the Plains, a strong storm is affecting the northern half of the region. In particular, showers and thunderstorms are soaking eastern areas, while snow is blanketing portions of the northern High Plains.
In the South, cool, showery weather is confined to the southern Atlantic coastal region. Elsewhere, warm, dry weather is promoting fieldwork, winter wheat maturation, and summer crop growth. However, developing drought remains a concern in an area centered on Louisiana.
In the West, very cool weather throughout the region continues to slow crop development.