Rain in parts of the central, southern Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, heavy showers are developing in southern production areas, particularly in northern Missouri and southern Illinois. In contrast, cool, dry weather covers the northern Corn Belt. On October 5, the Midwestern corn harvest ranged from 1% complete in North Dakota to 44% complete in Missouri—at least 10 percentage points behind the respective 5-year averages in all states except Ohio.

On the Plains, a few showers are developing across central portions of the region. Meanwhile, late-season heat prevails on the southern Plains, where some fields of emerging winter wheat are in need of rain.

In the South, very warm, mostly dry weather favors summer crop maturation and harvesting, as well as early-season winter wheat planting efforts. However, some thunderstorms are moving into western Kentucky.

In the West, remnant moisture from former Hurricane Simon continues to produce locally heavy showers in the Four- Corners States. Elsewhere, dry weather and near-record to record-high temperatures are promoting fieldwork, including harvest activities and Northwestern winter wheat planting.

Morning Low Temperature Plot

Weather Alerts

Forecast High Temperatures (National)


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