Across the Corn Belt, adequate to locally excessive soil moisture prevails for reproductive to filling corn and soybeans. Heat remains confined to the southern-most Corn Belt, where Friday’s high temperatures will reach the lower 90s.
On the Plains, showery conditions across northern areas are temporarily disrupting small grain harvest activities. Meanwhile on the central and southern Plains, extremely hot weather is increasing stress on livestock and summer crops. Monday’s high temperatures will exceed 100 degrees from Kansas to Texas.