A wetter pattern ahead for parts of the Plains, Corn Belt

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Looking ahead, rain will end later Friday along the Atlantic Seaboard, followed by a period of generally tranquil weather nearly nationwide. Five-day precipitation will total an inch or less, except for some higher amounts in the Northwest. Completely dry conditions will persist from California to the central and southern High Plains. Record-setting warmth will accompany… Read more »

Soil moisture levels varies across the Corn Belt

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Across the Corn Belt, late-season snow is blanketing portions of Wisconsin and Michigan. Meanwhile, rain is falling across parts of the eastern Corn Belt. Soils across the upper Midwest are much drier than those in neighboring regions to the southeast, including the Ohio Valley. On the Plains, cold weather from Kansas and Colorado northward contrasts… Read more »

A cold pattern for the Corn Belt

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A storm system affecting the Great Lakes region will continue to drift eastward, reaching eastern Canada by Thursday. A trailing cold front will become the focus for showers and thunderstorms, with precipitation reaching the Atlantic Seaboard by Friday. Storm-total rainfall could reach 1 to 2 inches from the mid-South into the Northeast, with a few… Read more »

An active pattern for the Heartland

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A storm system currently over the north-central U.S. will drift eastward, reaching eastern Canada after mid-week. The storm will be responsible for some accumulating snow from the upper Midwest into the Northeast; possible severe thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday across the southeastern Plains, mid-South, and lower Midwest; and rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches from… Read more »

More moisture ahead for the southern U.S.

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Cooler air will temporarily overspread the Plains and Midwest through mid-week before settling across the South and East. Meanwhile, record-setting warmth will persist across the West before returning to portions of the nation’s mid-section after mid-week. Elsewhere, widespread showers will develop later Tuesday across the south-central U.S. By Thursday, precipitation will stretch across much of… Read more »

Beneficial moisture ahead for the central, southern Plains

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For the remainder of Friday, locally heavy showers will maintain the threat of flooding from the Mississippi Delta into the Ohio Valley, where additional rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches can be expected. During the weekend, the focus for significant precipitation will shift into the Northwest, where totals could reach 1 to 3 inches… Read more »

A mild pattern on the Plains to continue

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During the next several days, flood concerns will continue from the central Gulf Coast northward into the Ohio Valley. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, in a broad area centered across the interior Southeast. Some of the flood-prone areas, including the Tennessee Valley, already experienced varying degrees of… Read more »

A milder pattern ahead for the Heartland

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Areas of the South and East affected by the recent snow storm will continue to dig out Friday under mostly sunny but cold conditions. In fact, dry weather will prevail nearly nationwide during the next few days, except for some snow showers in the Great Lakes and Northeastern States and some rain showers in the… Read more »

A thaw ahead for much of the Heartland

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During the next two days, a winter-weather event will unfold across the South, East, and lower Midwest.  Additional precipitation totals could reach 1 to 2 inches or more from northeastern Texas into the Mid-Atlantic region. Furthermore, a significant winter weather event will feature heavy snow and sleet form the Ozark Plateau into the Mid-Atlantic States…. Read more »

A gradual pattern shift ahead for the Heartland

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A final push of bitterly cold air will arrive on the northern Plains by Tuesday and expand into the southern and eastern U.S. by week’s end. On March 5-6, sub-zero temperatures can be expected in the Midwest along and north of a line from Iowa to Ohio. In contrast, late-week warmth will overspread areas from… Read more »