The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, most autumn fieldwork is complete, except for some remaining corn to harvest across eastern portions of the region. In Ohio and neighboring states, however, corn will have to remain standing in the field until soils fully freeze.
On the Plains, drought-easing rains are returning to southern parts of the region.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and near-normal temperatures prevail. Eastern Corn Belt producers with corn left in the field continue to wait for saturated soils to freeze before proceeding with harvest.
On the Plains, chilly conditions across southern areas contrast with mild, dry weather farther north.
On the Plains, a few light rain showers are developing across the southern half of the region. Recent and ongoing precipitation has benefited the southern Plains’ winter wheat and has begun to revive drought devastated pastures and rangeland.
Across the Corn Belt, rain is quickly overspreading the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys.
Across the Corn Belt, patches of light rain are developing in the Mississippi Valley. Mild, dry weather prevails elsewhere in the Midwest. In Ohio and neighboring areas, soggy fields continue to delay late-season corn harvest efforts, with many producers waiting for fields to freeze.
On the Plains, winter wheat continues to ease into dormancy under a cool, dry weather regime.
Across the Corn Belt, snow showers are mostly confined to the Great Lakes region. Cold, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. However, fields have not yet frozen in the waterlogged eastern Corn Belt, largely preventing a return to corn harvesting and other late-season fieldwork.
On the Plains, mild air is overspreading Montana, but chilly conditions persist elsewhere.
Across the Corn Belt, corn harvesting and other late-season fieldwork remains on indefinite hold in Ohio and neighboring areas due to waterlogged fields and the return of heavy rain.
On the Plains, very cold weather prevails. Sub-zero readings were reported Monday morning on the northern High Plains, although a shallow snow cover is providing winter wheat with some insulation.
A strong storm system to the southeast will slowly track northeastward, bringing periods of rain today. As the system begins to move away, a stout northerly wind will usher-in cold air and change the rain to a brief period of wet snow this evening. Accumulations on colder surfaces of an inch or less is possible, and mostly confined to areas near or just east of Interstate 57.
Across the Corn Belt, rain is confined to the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, where final corn harvesting efforts have once again stalled. Elsewhere in the Midwest, mild, dry weather prevails.
On the Plains, dry weather prevails.
Locally, windy and unusually mild weather develops Friday, with highs either-side of 60-degrees. The next system will bring with it more seasonal temperatures and periods of rain during Saturday and Sunday. Generally drier weather returns for much of next week.
On the Plains, recent warm, dry weather promoted some late-season winter wheat development.