The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, thunderstorms continue to roll across northern areas, including the upper Mississippi Valley. However, hot, dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest. For the second day in a row, Tuesday’s high temperatures will approach 95° in the driest areas of the southern and eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are rumbling across the northern tier of Midwestern States. Farther south, weekend showers provided drought-stressed corn and soybeans with much-needed moisture, although soil moisture reserves remain limited across much of the southern and eastern Corn Belt.
On the Plains, cool weather is limited to portions of Montana and North Dakota.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails, except for some showers in the west.
Across the Corn Belt, warm weather in the upper Midwest contrasts with cool conditions across the eastern half of the region. Despite last week’s showers, additional rain is needed across the southern and eastern Corn Belt to prevent further declines in crop condition.
Across the Corn Belt, chilly weather prevails in the lower Great Lakes region, where Monday’s high temperatures will remain largely below 70°. Elsewhere, Midwestern pastures and summer crops are benefiting from recent topsoil moisture improvements, although pockets of unfavorable dryness persist.
On the Plains, hot weather is promoting winter wheat maturation.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. A few showers linger across the eastern Corn Belt, where recent rains have benefited corn, soybeans, and winter wheat, but have not completely eradicated short-term dryness.
On the Plains, cool weather accompanies isolated showers.
Across the Corn Belt, a cold front is edging across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, producing beneficial showers and thunderstorms. In recent weeks, dryness has become a concern in much of the central and eastern Corn Belt.
On the Plains, hot weather lingers across southern portions of the region.