The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Favorable weather for Monday's Historic Eclipse

For those taking-in the Solar Eclipse on Monday, here’s what to expect weather-wise.

A warmer, more active pattern

Across the Corn Belt, unsettled weather prevails amid a series of cold frontal passages. One cold front has largely cleared the region and is pushing into the South and East, but a trailing front is sparking scattered showers and thunderstorms across the upper Midwest. Showers are especially beneficial for corn and soybeans in some of the drier pockets of the western Corn Belt.

Warmer, wetter days ahead in the new week

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers stretch from the lower Great Lakes region into the middle Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, cool weather throughout the Midwest favors filling summer crops. However, pesky dryness remains a concern in an area broadly centered on much of Iowa and parts of Nebraska.

Pleasant summer pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails. However, showers are overspreading the western Corn Belt, providing beneficial moisture for summer crops in areas that have been unfavorably dry in recent weeks.

Cool pattern to linger across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, unusually cool weather is slowing crop development, despite mostly sunny skies. In addition, pockets of dryness and drought are affecting some areas, primarily west of the Mississippi River. In Iowa, topsoil moisture was rated 56% very short to short on August 6.

Weather remains mostly favorable for crops

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather accompanies widespread cloudiness and scattered showers. Weather conditions remain mostly favorable for reproductive to filling summer crops, although pockets of unfavorable dryness persist across portions of the southwestern and western Corn Belt.

A delightful mid-Summer weather pattern

Across the Corn Belt, near- to below-normal temperatures favor reproductive summer crops. In addition, Recent widespread, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms across the southern and eastern Corn Belt are benefitted corn and soybeans in areas—such as the middle Mississippi Valley—that have been trending dry.

Rains focus on parts of the western Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers are returning to the upper Midwest, including already soggy areas of southern Minnesota. However, rain is also overspreading some previously dry areas of the western Corn Belt, providing a boost in soil moisture for reproductive corn and soybeans. In Iowa, where rain is arriving, topsoil moisture was rated 52% very short to short on July 23.

A cooler pattern ahead for the midwestern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cooler weather is arriving in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Pockets of dryness and developing drought linger as far east as the middle Mississippi Valley, but excessive soil moisture remains a problem in parts of the northern Corn Belt—particularly in areas such as southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northeastern Iowa.