The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Warmer for now, big changes ahead this weekend

Across the Corn Belt, cold conditions linger across the upper Midwest. A chilly rain, mixed with snow, is falling early Thursday in portions of the Great Lakes region. Farther south, however, the remainder of the Corn Belt is experiencing a brief surge of warmth.

A brief reprieve ahead from the cold, snow

Across the Corn Belt, a cold weather pattern remains in place, curtailing nearly all spring fieldwork. Soils are saturated in parts of the lower Midwest, while snow remains on the ground in much of the upper Midwest. Currently, light snow showers are occurring in several areas of the Corn Belt.

An active pattern to continue across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy conditions persist, keeping nearly all fieldwork at a standstill. Snow remains on the ground across the northern tier of the Corn Belt, while lowland flooding continues in the lower Midwest.

Very wet soils cover the central, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, snow is blanketing the upper Midwest, while rain is maintaining soggy conditions and sparking local flooding in the Ohio Valley. On April 1, prior to Tuesday’s heavy rain, topsoil moisture was rated 61% surplus in Ohio, along with 52% in Indiana and 37% in Illinois.

Cold, wet pattern to continue across the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, significantly below-normal temperatures prevail, with this Monday morning’s temperatures locally falling below 10° as far south as northern Missouri and central Illinois. In addition, snow remains on the ground in parts of the southern Corn Belt, following Sunday’s snowfall.

More moisture, chilly days to come for the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, cool, cloudy weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm system. Rain showers linger in the Ohio Valley, where rivers are again running high and some lowland flooding is occurring. Meanwhile, some light snow is falling across the far upper Midwest, including parts of Minnesota.

Most Midwestern fields too wet for early fieldwork

Across the Corn Belt, rivers are again on the rise across parts of the Ohio Valley, bringing the return of lowland flooding to some of the same areas that were submerged in late February. On March 25, prior to the latest rainfall, topsoil moisture was rated 30% surplus in Indiana, along with 28% in Ohio and 21% in Illinois.

Very wet pattern ahead for the eastern, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, a stripe of snow—stretching from the upper Midwest into the middle Ohio Valley—remains on the ground in the wake of a weekend storm. Indianapolis, Indiana, had a 3-inch snow cover at daybreak on Monday, following a 10.2-inch accumulation on Saturday.

Active, moisture-laden pattern to continue

Across the Corn Belt, cool weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Some light precipitation, mainly a mix of rain and snow, is overspreading the westernmost Corn Belt, including the Dakotas.