The Weather Front On-Line
On the Plains, a cold front draped across the region separates cool air from late-season warmth. Tuesday’s high temperatures will exceed 90° as far north as Kansas. Throughout the southeastern half of the region, heat is promoting summer crop maturation.
On the Plains, sunny skies promote growth of sorghum and other summer crops in the south. Showers are moving onto the northern High Plains, causing disruptions in spring wheat harvesting.
Across the Corn Belt, sunny albeit cooler weather favors maturing corn and soybeans.
On the Plains, cool, dry, breezy weather prevails across northern portions of the region, where small grain harvesting continues. Farther south, a band of rain across the southern High Plains and portions of the central Plains is providing generally beneficial moisture for rangeland, pastures, and immature summer crops.
On the Plains, isolated thunderstorms in advance of a cold front are heaviest in Nebraska. Across much of the region, late-summer warmth is promoting fieldwork and summer crop maturation. However, much cooler air is arriving across Montana.
On the Plains, sudden heat across northern areas is promoting spring wheat harvesting and other fieldwork. Monday’s high temperature could exceed 100° as far north as South Dakota. In contrast, cooler-than-normal conditions linger across the southern Plains.
On the Plains, sharply cooler weather is arriving behind a strong cold front. Showers are improving soil moisture in northern and central portions of the region, while persistent short-term dryness is reducing topsoil moisture on the southern Plains.
On the Plains, very warm, mostly dry weather favors summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including spring wheat harvesting. Wednesday’s warmest weather, relative to normal, will occur across the northern and central High Plains, where highs should generally range from 90 to 100º.