Across the Corn Belt, cold, breezy weather and snow showers continue to hamper late-season corn and soybean harvest efforts. Cold weather is also halting any further development of winter wheat, which in some areas is poorly established. Friday’s high temperatures will range from 20°F or below in the upper Midwest to near 35°F in the Ohio Valley. Early Friday, the heaviest snow is falling downwind of the Great Lakes, including western Michigan and environs.
On the Plains, cold weather has halted further development of drought-stressed winter wheat.