Mild Holiday weather across the Heartland; beneficial rains on the far southern Plains

Across the Corn Belt, clear skies aid the final stages of Midwestern fieldwork, although rain is beginning to spread into the Ohio Valley.

On the Plains, a wintry mix of precipitation is providing much-needed moisture to portions of New Mexico and Texas, though locally strong storms are possible as the stormy weather advances eastward.  Dry weather prevails from Kansas northward, while patchy snow cover lingers over Montana and North Dakota.

In the South, widespread, locally heavy showers cover a large area extending from the Gulf Coast into the mid-Atlantic Region.  The rain in the Southeast is slowing the harvest of cotton and other summer crops still in fields.  Some of the rainfall may lead to localized flooding, and warnings are currently underway in sections of Texas and Florida.

In the West, a mixture of rain and snow is pushing into the Pacific Northwest, otherwise dry weather dominates.  Somewhat warmer conditions returned to California – ending a week-long period of frosty mornings in the San Joaquin Valley – but southern parts of the state are at a higher risk of fire activity due to gusty Santa Ana winds.

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