The Weather Front On-Line
On the Plains, clusters of showers and thunderstorms are associated with a developing low-pressure system. The rain is slowing fieldwork, including winter wheat harvesting, but generally benefiting rangeland, pastures and summer crops.
On the Plains, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms are developing in conjunction with an approaching low-pressure system. Cooler air is replacing weekend heat across the northern Plains, but hot weather continues farther south. High temperatures Monday could reach 100° on the southern High Plains.
On the Plains, heat continues to build despite showers and thunderstorms in central and southern portions of the region. Friday’s high temperatures could again approach 100°, particularly on the central High Plains. The heat is mostly favorable for winter wheat maturation and summer crop development.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are developing across the upper Mississippi Valley. Hot weather is arriving in the western Corn Belt, spurring corn and soybean emergence and growth, but cool conditions linger across the eastern Corn Belt.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, breezy weather is arriving across the upper Midwest, accompanied by isolated showers. Across the remainder of the Corn Belt, warm, dry weather favors crop growth and late-season planting efforts
Across the Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry weather in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region is promoting corn and soybean planting activities that until recently had been delayed. Meanwhile in the western Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are disrupting late-season planting efforts.
Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms are slowing late-season planting efforts across the upper Midwest. Meanwhile in the eastern Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry conditions are conducive to spring fieldwork operations that until recently have been frequently delayed.