The Weather Front On-Line
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.
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.
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.
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.
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°.
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.
Across the Corn Belt, showers are mainly confined to the Ohio Valley and the far upper Midwest. Elsewhere, warm, dry weather favors a rapid crop development pace. Soil moisture shortages linger across the eastern Corn Belt, where very short to short ratings on July 24 included 62% in Ohio and 51% in Michigan.
Across the Corn Belt, temperatures have returned to near-normal levels, following the recent hot spell. In addition, much of the Midwest has received significant rainfall in recent days. Currently, scattered showers and thunderstorms stretch from near Lake Erie to Missouri.