The Weather Front On-Line

The Weather Front On-Line

Dry weather to continue across the Midwest

Across the Corn Belt, favorably dry weather prevails, although lowland flooding persists in parts of the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Warmth is returning across the upper Midwest, helping to dry out still-soggy fields.

Warmer, drier weather to return in the new week

Across the Corn Belt, lowland flooding persists in parts of the upper Midwest, despite a return of dry weather. Rain continues, however, along and south of a line from southern Iowa to northern Ohio. On September 2, topsoil moisture was rated at least one-fifth surplus in Wisconsin (37%), Michigan (26%), and Iowa (21%).

A much wetter pattern by week's end

Across the Corn Belt, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms in the upper Midwest are resulting in a heightened risk of flash flooding and maintaining high water levels along many streams and rivers. Meanwhile in the eastern Corn Belt, a late-season heat wave in hastening summer crop maturation. Nearly one-quarter (22%) of the U.S.

An active, wet pattern for much of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, rivers are running high following recent downpours in several areas, including eastern Iowa, northern Illinois, and southern Wisconsin. Currently, locally heavy showers persist across the upper Midwest, maintaining the threat of additional flooding. In contrast, hot, dry weather in the eastern Corn Belt favors corn and soybean maturation.

Summer warmth, periodic moisture to continue

Across the Corn Belt, clusters of thunderstorms in the upper Midwest are maintaining soggy conditions. Lowland flooding persists along several rivers in southern Wisconsin. Despite the cloudiness and showers, above-normal temperatures are maintaining an accelerated pace of Midwestern summer crop development. On August 26, one-tenth of the U.S.

More late-Summer warmth, additional rainfall ahead

Across the Corn Belt, markedly cooler air is overspreading the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, lingering, late-season heat is promoting summer crop maturation from the middle Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are occurring near the boundary between cool and hot air.

A more typical late-Summer pattern to return

Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers from the Mississippi Valley westward are maintaining generally favorable growing conditions for summer crops. Even some of the driest areas of the southwestern Corn Belt have experienced recent improvements in topsoil moisture, although drought-stressed pastures have been slow to respond to rain and corn is largely mature.

A return to more typical Summer weather ahead

Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather follows a widespread rain event. Nationally, less than one-eighth of the corn (12%) and soybeans (11%) were rated in very poor to poor condition on August 19, but those numbers stood at 44 and 37%, respectively, in Missouri.

More rain ahead; cooler, less humid days to follow

Across the Corn Belt, mild, dry weather has returned to the upper Midwest. However, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are occurring across the southern and eastern Corn Belt, generally benefiting summer crops and providing drought relief in Michigan and the southwestern Corn Belt.