Cooler, less humid air heads for central Illinois
A cold front will bring relief from the heat as scattered showers and thunderstorms spread across the area ahead of it. While not all locations will receive rainfall, a few spots could pick up one quarter to one half an inch.
Across the rest of the Corn Belt, recent rains have aided in maintaining favorable growing conditions across the upper Midwest. In stark contrast, more than one-tenth of both corn and soybeans were rated very poor to poor on June 17 in Illinois (13 and 14% very poor to poor, respectively, for corn and soybeans), Indiana (24 and 26%), Michigan (12 and 14%), Missouri (21 and 29%), and Ohio (11 and 15%).
The 6- to 10- day outlook for calls for above-normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall.