The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

More cool Midwest weather ahead next week

Across the Corn Belt, rain associated with Tropical Depression Harvey has spread as far north as the lower Ohio Valley, but most of the Midwest is experiencing cool, dry weather. The central and eastern Corn Belt experienced a rather dry August, leaving late-maturing crops in need of both rain and warmth.

Fall-like pattern shift ahead

Across the Corn Belt, generally cool, dry weather prevails. Only 6% of the nation’s corn crop had reached full maturity by August 27, compared to the 5-year average of 10%. And, only 2% of the corn was mature in Illinois, 12 percentage points behind the average.

Much cooler weather ahead for the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, warm weather across the upper Midwest is helping to push developmentally delayed corn and soybeans toward maturity. Foggy weather lingers early Wednesday, however, in the central and eastern Corn Belt.

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, mostly dry weather prevails. However, a few showers are occurring in Iowa and environs, continuing a recent trend toward wetter conditions in parts of the western Corn Belt.

Rain still needed in parts of Illinois

Across the Corn Belt, cooler, drier weather has settled over the region, though a narrow band of showers extends from northern Nebraska into Wisconsin. Recent rain has improved soil moisture from western Iowa into Missouri, while moisture remains limited for filling summer crops from eastern Iowa into northern Illinois.

Comfortable late-Summer weather pattern

Across the Corn Belt, showers and locally strong thunderstorms are moving through the middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Flood Warnings and Watches were issued in Kansas and Missouri, where flash flooding is already occurring locally, and strong thunderstorms could develop later Tuesday in the Ohio Valley and Northeast.

Very pleasant late-Summer days ahead

Across the Corn Belt, much-needed rain is falling in the vicinity of southern Iowa and other previously dry western production areas. However, a Flash Flood Warning was in effect for parts of Kansas and Missouri as some of the storms produced heavy rain over relatively short periods of time.

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A warmer, more active pattern

Across the Corn Belt, unsettled weather prevails amid a series of cold frontal passages. One cold front has largely cleared the region and is pushing into the South and East, but a trailing front is sparking scattered showers and thunderstorms across the upper Midwest. Showers are especially beneficial for corn and soybeans in some of the drier pockets of the western Corn Belt.

Warmer, wetter days ahead in the new week

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers stretch from the lower Great Lakes region into the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, cool weather throughout the Midwest favors filling summer crops. However, pesky dryness remains a concern in an area broadly centered on much of Iowa and parts of Nebraska.