The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Rain, freezing rain, and a few thunderstorms are developing across the southwestern Corn Belt, including the middle Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys.
Across the Corn Belt, mild weather continues to melt snow in the lower Great Lakes region. Farther south, locally heavy rain is pushing into the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys., where some lowland flooding is occurring. Meanwhile, very warm weather covers the southwestern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, mild air continues to spread eastward. Lingering snow is quickly melting across the eastern Corn Belt, resulting in muddy conditions. In addition, rain is pushing northward into the Ohio Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of precipitation stretches from the Ozark Plateau into the Ohio Valley. The threat of flooding exists in parts of the Ohio Valley, especially where rain is combining with melting snow. The northern fringe of the precipitation shield features some snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions persist. Monday morning’s temperatures fell below 0°F in parts of the upper Midwest. Farther east, Ohio locations such as Mansfield, Youngstown, and Cleveland recently completed their coldest February on record.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid conditions are maintaining stress on livestock, although most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop retains a protective snow cover. Friday morning’s temperatures plunged below 0° as far south as the middle Mississippi Valley and fell below -20° in parts of the upper Midwest.
Across the Corn Belt, frigid weather lingers east of the Mississippi River. Early Tuesday, some of the coldest weather stretched from central Illinois into Ohio, where low temperatures ranging from -15 to 0° were common. Meanwhile, windy conditions and snow showers are developing in the upper Great Lakes region.
Across the Corn Belt, overnight temperatures have again plunged below 0°F in many locations, stretching as far south as the Ohio Valley. Most of the Midwestern winter wheat crop remains protected beneath a blanket of snow, although coverage is thin and patchy in central portions of Illinois and Indiana.