Across the Corn Belt, a strong but moisture-starved cold front stretches from the Great Lakes region into the lower Missouri Valley. In the front’s wake, cool, breezy weather covers the upper Midwest. Meanwhile, lingering heat is confined to the southern Corn Belt, including the Ohio Valley, where Wednesday’s high temperatures will generally range from 90 to 100°F. Midwestern corn and soybeans continue to mature, albeit at a slightly slower-than-normal pace.
On the Plains, lingering, record-setting heat is confined to portions of Texas, Oklahoma, and southeastern Kansas.