Across the Corn Belt, dry weather accompanies above-normal temperatures. A variable snow cover remains in place across the upper Midwest—but continues to gradually melt. Muddy conditions are maintaining challenging conditions for some livestock operations. Additionally, several waterways in the central and eastern Corn Belt are still running high, with minor to moderate flooding reported along the Illinois River from Ottawa, Illinois, downstream to Beardstown.
On the Plains, warm, dry weather prevails. In fact, record-setting warmth covers portions of the High Plains, where Tuesday’s maximum temperatures should reach 60°F or higher as far north as central Montana.