The Weather Front On-Line
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are overspreading areas west of the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, sunny weather is finally returning to the eastern Corn Belt, where corn and soybean planting operations remain substantially behind schedule.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather and pesky clouds and showers linger from Wisconsin and Illinois eastward. Meanwhile, planting activities continue in the western Corn Belt, although rain showers are edging into eastern Nebraska.
A weather system centered over Nebraska will drift eastward, reaching the Mid-Atlantic region during the weekend. Widespread showers associated with the storm will affect the eastern half of the U.S., with 1- to 3-inch rainfall totals expected in most areas. Very cool weather will follow in the storm’s wake.
A weak disturbance will bring a chance of thunderstorms Saturday. Another round of thunderstorms is possible Sunday Night. Portions of the Illinois, Wabash, Little Wabash and Embarras Rivers will remain above flood stage through the weekend.
Across the Corn Belt, a storm centered over the upper Mississippi Valley is producing rain showers. Lowland flooding and cool, damp soils continue to limit corn planting and other spring fieldwork activities. Frost advisories were in effect Thursday morning across parts of Indiana and Ohio.
Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers are occurring from the Ohio Valley into the lower Great Lakes region, where fieldwork remains at a standstill. Cool, dry air is spreading across the western Corn Belt. Frost Advisories were in effect Tuesday morning across parts of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri.
Across the Corn Belt, rain is returning to eastern areas, where most fieldwork remains on hold. Soils are too cold and wet for appreciable fieldwork in the northern Corn Belt, while a limited amount of corn planting is underway in the southwestern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, cool weather and a few showers linger across the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather temporarily prevails in the western Corn Belt. Midwestern fieldwork is mostly limited to a few areas in the southwestern portion of the Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, rain showers linger across the Great Lakes region, while some wet snow is falling in the upper Mississippi Valley. Across the remainder of the Midwest, low air temperatures and cool, wet soils are severely limiting fieldwork.