Welcome rains, cooler air on the southern Plains; unsettled weather across parts of the Corn Belt

Welcome rains, cooler air on the southern Plains; unsettled weather across parts of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers stretch southwestward from the lower Great Lakes region.  Cool weather accompanies and trails the rain; Tuesday’s temperatures will remain below 70°F in the upper Great Lakes region and parts of the upper Midwest.  Despite the recent turn toward cooler Midwestern weather, most summer crops west of the Mississippi River are maturing at a faster-than-normal pace. 

On the Plains, rain across the southern-third of the region is disrupting fieldwork but providing moisture for the upcoming winter wheat planting and establishment season. 

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