Favorable weather across the Midwest...

Across the Corn Belt, Midwestern corn and soybeans continue to benefit from favorable temperatures and abundant soil moisture.

On the Plains, Between recent storms, winter wheat harvesting continues on the southern Plains, as conditions permit. Meanwhile on the northern Plains, persistently cool weather is slowing the development of winter wheat and spring-sown small grains.

In the South, very warm, dry weather prevails in most areas, but in general, increasingly showery weather is beneficial for pastures and rain-fed summer crops.

In the West, the latest surge of cool air is expanding, accompanied by scattered showers. Cool conditions are also returning to California, but hot weather is promoting rapid crop development in the Southwest.

The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near to above-normal temperatures nearly nationwide.

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