Cooler, more seasonal temperatures for the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, near- to below-normal temperatures favor reproductive summer crops. In addition, Recent widespread, locally heavy showers and thunderstorms across the southern and eastern Corn Belt are benefitted corn and soybeans in areas—such as the middle Mississippi Valley—that have been trending dry.

On the Plains, hot weather lingers across much of Texas, in advance of an approaching cold front. Meanwhile, locally heavy thunderstorms dot the far southern Plains. In contrast, hot weather is returning to the drought-stricken northern High Plains, where isolated showers are not providing appreciable relief.

In the South, warm, humid weather favors summer crop development. A few showers linger across Florida, while a new area of wet weather—associated with an approaching cold front—is spreading across the mid-Atlantic region and Southeast.

In the West, showers are mostly confined to the northern Intermountain region and the southern Rockies. Flash flooding is occurring in parts of central and northeastern New Mexico. In contrast, hot, dry weather prevails in northern California and portions of the Northwest.

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