Heat wave expands on the central, southern Plains

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On the Plains, an early-season heat wave is underway. For the second day in a row, temperatures will reach or exceed 100° across a broad area covering the central and southern Plains. In addition, increasing humidity levels are creating dangerously hot conditions across the east-central and southeastern Plains. Despite the heat, the southern Plains’ winter… Read more »

Seasonal temps, more rain ahead for much of the Corn Belt

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A low-pressure system currently crossing Michigan will reach the Mid-Atlantic coast on Friday. Rainfall along the storm’s path could reach 1 to 3 inches. Showers will also linger across the lower Southeast, including Florida, where totals of 1 to 2 inches can be expected. During the weekend and early next week, showers associated with a… Read more »

A wide-range of temperatures across the Heartland

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On the Plains, cool weather and scattered showers linger across Montana and North Dakota. In stark contrast, hot, dry weather has developed across the central and southern Plains. The sudden heat, which should result in Wednesday’s high temperatures topping 100° as far north as southwestern Nebraska, is promoting winter wheat maturation and harvesting. Across the… Read more »

Typical June weather for the Heartland

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A low-pressure system currently crossing Minnesota will reach the Mid-Atlantic coast by Friday. The storm system will help to focus rainfall that could total 1 to 3 inches or more. Meanwhile, a separate area of showers could result in an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain across the lower Southeast. Elsewhere, little or no… Read more »

Rains increasing over parts of the Corn Belt

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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. Although the southern Plains’ winter wheat harvest remains behind schedule, recent dry weather had allowed Oklahoma’s harvest to jump from 5 to 34%… Read more »

Summer-like across the Heartland

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A low-pressure system currently over the northern Plains will drift east-southeastward, reaching the Mid- Atlantic States by Thursday. The storm system will help to focus rainfall that could total 1 to 3 inches from the Dakotas to the Mid-Atlantic coast. Meanwhile, a separate area of showers should result in 1- to 2-inch rainfall totals in… Read more »

Summer-like warmth and rainfall ahead

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A storm system currently developing over the nation’s mid-section will drift eastward. As a result, heavy showers and locally severe thunderstorms will gradually spread from the Plains into the Midwestern and Mid- Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches along and near the path of the storm. Locally heavy showers will… Read more »

Summer-like across the Heartland

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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. In the Corn Belt, cool, showery weather prevails in the vicinity… Read more »

Heat builds into the western Corn Belt

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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 continue across the… Read more »

A more active pattern for the Heartland next week

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High pressure will maintain increasingly hot, humid conditions from the mid-Mississippi Valley to the central and southern Atlantic Coast. Meanwhile, a strong cold front will bring chilly air and locally strong thunderstorms to the Midwest, Northeast, and northern Mid-Atlantic over the weekend. Showers and thunderstorms will also develop in the afternoon heat across the Gulf… Read more »