Across the Corn Belt, a few showers and thunderstorms are confined to areas west of the Mississippi River. Across the eastern Corn Belt, dry weather and near- to slightly below-normal temperatures favor summer crop development. However, dryness remains a concern in some areas, including a strip from southeastern Iowa into central Indiana.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms this morning in Illinois and Missouri are providing moisture for reproductive to filling summer crops. Elsewhere, generally sunny skies and seasonable temperatures favor corn and soybean development.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered, mostly light showers are developing in western and northern growing areas, favoring reproductive summer crops. Sunny skies and seasonable temperatures prevail in the Ohio Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, scattered, mostly light showers linger in Iowa and Missouri. Recent rain has mostly bypassed Illinois, where short-term dryness is a concern for reproductive corn. Sunny skies are benefiting corn and soybeans development in the Ohio Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers in Iowa and Missouri are providing beneficial moisture for reproductive corn. Pockets of unfavorable dryness persist in Illinois, while sunny skies are benefiting corn and soybeans in the Ohio Valley in the wake of recent moderate to heavy rainfall.
Across the Corn Belt, mild weather prevails, following an unfavorably hot period during July and early August. Rain is overspreading the western Corn Belt, helping to stabilize corn and soybean yield potential.
Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather is promoting corn and soybean development, although pockets of developing drought exist. One of the driest parts of the Midwest stretches from southern Iowa into central Indiana.
Across the Corn Belt, a cold front has exited southern and eastern portions of the region. In the front’s wake, cooler, drier air is overspreading the Midwest. Indianapolis, Indiana, which experienced a record-dry July, will probably see its record-setting, 23-day (July 17 – August 8) streak of 90-degree readings end Tuesday.
Across the Corn Belt, beneficial showers and thunderstorms are overspreading areas west of the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, unfavorably hot weather persists across the southern tier of the region, including the Ohio and middle Mississippi Valleys.
During the next 5 days, excessively hot and oppressively humid conditions will persist across the south-central and southeastern U.S., while progressively cooler and less humid air will overspread the central Plains and the Midwest.