Across the Corn Belt, cloudy but mostly dry weather prevails. Any snow showers are light and limited to areas downwind of the Great Lakes. Warmth is overspreading the western Corn Belt, while Wednesday’s high temperatures will remain mostly below 45°F in the Great Lakes States, where some corn remains to be harvested.
On the Plains, warm, dry weather continues to promote winter wheat development and late-season fieldwork. On December 5, the lowest temperature in Great Falls, Montana—51°F—was considerably higher than the normal maximum temperature of 37°F for that date.