Across the Corn Belt, wintry precipitation (mostly snow and freezing rain) is spreading across the upper Midwest, including North Dakota and Minnesota. In stark contrast, warmth is arriving in the southwestern Corn Belt, including central and southern Missouri, where Friday’s high temperatures will range from 70 to 80°.
Across the Corn Belt, warmth lingers across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region, accompanied by widespread rain showers. Colder weather is returning to the remainder of the Midwest. Some light snow is falling from Iowa into Wisconsin.
Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry weather prevails. Much of the region remains covered by snow. Early Friday, snow depths include 13 inches in Rockford, Illinois; 11 inches in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and 4 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
On the Plains, cold weather is confined to the northern tier of the region, where a deep snow cover exists.
Across the Corn Belt, cold weather covers the upper Midwest, where Thursday morning’s low temperatures dipped to 0° or below as far south as northeastern Iowa. Dry weather and below-normal temperatures cover the remainder of the Midwest, except for some snow showers in the lower Great Lakes region.
On the Plains, a few snow showers are spreading across Montana.
Across the Corn Belt, snow is spreading eastward from the middle and upper Mississippi Valley, while rain showers are affecting the Ohio Valley. Winter storm warnings are in effect in a broad area from Minnesota to Ohio.
A thick blanket of snow remains in place across much of the northern and western Corn Belt, with depths at 10 inches in Kansas City, Missouri; 9 inches in Des Moines, Iowa; and 7 inches in Rockford, Illinois.
Snow remains on the ground across portions of the central and southern Plains, with depths at 6 inches in Wichita, Kansas, and 3 inches in Omaha, Nebraska, and Enid, Oklahoma.
Across the Corn Belt, wind-blown snow showers persist across roughly the eastern half of the region.
Across the Corn Belt, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system. Snow covers the Midwest in the wake of last week’s storm, except in the Ohio Valley.
Across the Corn Belt, snow is falling, except for some rain in the Ohio Valley. Precipitation is helping to replenish topsoil moisture, although significant subsoil moisture shortages persist in the western Corn Belt.
On the Plains, snow lingers across northern areas, but dry weather has returned to the remainder of the region.
Low pressure will track out of New Mexico and into the central Plains today, then into the western Great Lakes by sunset tomorrow.
Snow will develop in extreme western Illinois by midday and spread northeast over central and east-central Illinois late this afternoon and evening.