The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, light rain showers are crossing the Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather in the eastern Corn Belt is promoting late-season harvest efforts.
On the Plains, dry, unusually warm weather is maintaining stress on hard red winter wheat.
Expansive high pressure will help provide sunny skies and seasonal temperatures across central and east-central Illinois for the next few days.
Across the rest of the Corn Belt, dry weather—accompanied by a gradual warming trend—favors late-season fieldwork.
Chilly weather continues today. The mercury will continue almost 30 degrees lower compared to the weekend, with afternoon highs in the lower 40s. Another hard freeze is likely tonight, with overnight lows in the mid-20s.
Across the Corn Belt, mild air is overspreading westernmost areas, including the middle Missouri Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather across the majority of the region favors late-season fieldwork. However, rain showers associated with a developing storm are spreading across the southwestern Corn Belt, including the middle Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys.
On the Plains, cool conditions linger across eastern portions of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy conditions across much of the region contrast with mild weather south and west of the Missouri River. Corn and soybean harvest efforts are nearing completion, except in the eastern Corn Belt.
On the Plains, dry weather accompanies record-setting warmth across the southern half of the region, where Friday high temperatures will again approach 90°.
Across the Corn Belt, showers are occurring in the vicinity of a cold front stretching from Michigan into the lower Ohio Valley. In the front’s wake, cold, dry weather favors late-season corn and soybean harvesting.
On the Plains, cold weather prevails. Freezes were noted Friday morning as far south as Texas’ northern panhandle.
Across the Corn Belt, a thunderstorm cluster is crossing the Mississippi Valley. Elsewhere in the Midwest, warm, dry weather favors corn and soybean harvesting, which has begun to wind down in some areas. Across the southern and eastern Corn Belt, winter wheat planting is ongoing.
On the Plains, cooler weather—accompanied by beneficial showers—is returning to northern areas.