The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Milder weather returning to the Midwest

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.

Cold, dry weather returns to most of the Midwest

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.

Winter-like on parts of the Plains, upper Midwest

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.

Eastern Corn Belt fieldwork at a standstill

Across the Corn Belt, a weak cold front stretches from Ohio to the Bootheel of Missouri.

Rain lingers, some wet snow may follow

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.

More rain (snow?) for the Ohio Valley & parts of the eastern Corn Belt

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.

A mild, dry start to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

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.

A mild start to the Thanksgiving Weekend

Locally, the chance of rain will increase tonight and tomorrow in conjunction with a passing cold front.

Cold & dry across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cold, dry weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm. Low temperatures ranged from 5 to 10° Thursday morning in much of the northwestern Corn Belt.

Harvest winding-down across the state

Across the state over the past week, soybean harvest increased by only one percentage point from the previous week to 98 percent.