A sizeable cool-off slated for the Corn Belt

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During the next few days, a modest push of cool air will overspread the Plains and Midwest, while heat will return across much of the West. Rain will end later today across the north-central U.S., while the focus for heavy showers will shift into the Southeast. Five-day rainfall Southeastern totals could reach 1 to 2… Read more »

A cool-down ahead for the Corn Belt

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Early in the week, heavy precipitation will provide drought relief on the northern High Plains, where an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain could fall near the Canadian border. Later, showers and a few strong thunderstorms will shift across the Midwest and into the Southeast, resulting in storm totals of 1 to 2 inches… Read more »

Wetter weather to return to parts of the Heartland

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Heat will intensify through the weekend on the Great Plains and in the Southeast, increasing stress on summer crops and livestock. Daytime highs are expected to approach or exceed 100° through the weekend on the central and southern Plains, with highs well into the 90s° from the Delta to the southern Atlantic Coast. Rainfall will… Read more »

Classic July weather pattern across the Heartland

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Increasingly hot conditions will develop east of the Rockies, with 100-degree heat likely over the central and southern Plains during the next 5 days. Readings in the upper 90s, approaching 100°, are also expected across the Gulf Coast States. Despite the widespread above-normal temperatures, showers and thunderstorms will ease the heat somewhat in the Midwest,… Read more »

A more seasonal pattern for the Heartland

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Cool, mostly dry weather will prevail for the next few days in much of the Midwest and Northeast. Farther south, however, 5-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches or more from northern Oklahoma into southern Georgia and northern Florida. Late in the week, locally heavy showers will return to portions of the northern… Read more »

A drier pattern ahead for parts of the Corn Belt

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During the next several days, a series of disturbances crossing Canada will maintain showery conditions in the northern U.S. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 1 to 3 inches in the Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, unsettled weather will also continue across the Southwest and lower Southeast, with 1- to 2-inch totals possible in Florida and Arizona…. Read more »

Heat, humidity & storms to continue across the Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Tuesday, the threat of severe thunderstorms will shift into areas from the middle Ohio Valley to the Carolinas. Meanwhile, cool, dry air will temporarily overspread the Midwest. By week’s end, however, heat and humidity will return to the Corn Belt, accompanied by scattered showers and thunderstorms. Farther south, hot, dry weather… Read more »

A warm, still somewhat wet pattern for the Heartland

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Through the weekend, lingering, locally heavy showers will maintain abundant levels of moisture for corn and soybeans in key production areas of the middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys. Additional flooding of low-lying farmland is possible as 3-day rainfall totals approach 2 inches. Rain is also expected to intensify over the next few days over the… Read more »

Weather Hazards Outlook, July 4 – 15, 2015

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Here is a look at some of the potential or ongoing weather hazards and headlines ahead in the days to come: Much above-normal temperatures for parts of the Northwest, Sat-Wed, Jul 4-8. Heavy rain for parts of eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the Tennessee River Valley, Sat, Jul 4. Heavy rain extending from parts of the… Read more »

Heavy rains on the move

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During the next several days, the focus for heavy rain will shift into areas from the mid-South to the southern Mid-Atlantic States. Five-day rainfall totals could reach 2 to 5 inches or more from Arkansas and southern Missouri eastward into parts of North Carolina and Virginia. In contrast, cool but favorably dry weather will overspread… Read more »