The Weather Front On-Line

A colder, drier day across most of the Midwest

On the Plains, cold weather prevails, except for some lingering warmth in Texas. Patches of light snow are affecting the northern and central Plains, while a few rain showers are developing in central Texas.


A winter-like feel continues across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow remains on the ground in many areas from Minnesota to Michigan. In Michigan, Lansing has had at least an inch of snow on the ground for 106 consecutive days, breaking a record set in 1962-63. Cold weather prevails throughout the Midwest, even in areas with no remaining snow cover. Some patches of light snow are overspreading the western Corn Belt.


A range of weather across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is returning to parts of Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. A little bit of snow is also falling in Ohio. Most of the remainder of the Midwest is getting a taste of spring, with temperatures expected to reach 70° later Friday in the middle Mississippi Valley.


Drought concerns rising on the southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, light snow is overspreading the far upper Midwest in conjunction with an approaching storm. In contrast, the southern Corn Belt is experiencing a brief period of mild weather.


Drought still a concern on the Plains

Across the Corn Belt, lingering cold is mostly limited to the Great Lakes region, where an extensive snow cover persists. Generally dry weather accompanies the milder conditions.


Cold weather lingers in the eastern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, mild weather is overspreading western areas. Cold conditions linger, however, east of the Mississippi River, where snow depths associated with the recently ended, late-winter storm include 6 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and 3 inches in Chicago, Illinois.


Chilly days to still dominate much of the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are sweeping across the Ohio Valley. Meanwhile, a significant, late-season snow storm is affecting the lower Great Lakes States. Wednesday early-morning snow depths associated with the ongoing storm include 5 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and 3 inches in Chicago, Illinois.


An active pattern returns to the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, some light precipitation (rain and snow) is overspreading the upper Midwest. Elsewhere, warm weather across the southern Corn Belt contrasts with a lingering chill in the Great Lakes region. Current snow depths include 13 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Snow cover still dominates much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, temperatures remain at near- or below-normal levels, despite a warming trend in recent days. A cold front is crossing the upper Midwest—accompanied by snow showers—bringing a return to cold, breezy weather. More than a foot of snow remains on the ground in parts of the northern Corn Belt, with 16 inches reported Friday morning in Minneapolis-St.


High-impact system slated for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, extremely cold conditions persist—especially across the northern half of the region. Friday morning’s temperatures dipped below 0°0 as far south as northern sections of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Readings below -20° were noted in the upper Great Lakes region.


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