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Rains on parts of the Plains shift into some of the Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, widespread showers are causing renewed fieldwork delays, after 50% of the intended U.S. corn acreage was planted during the 2-week period ending May 22.  Ironically, the Red River Valley of the North—where planting delays have been particularly acute—remains dry on Wednesday, although high temperatures will stay below 70°F.  Amid the latest rain event, Wednesday’s high temperatures in parts of the upper Mississippi Valley will barely top the 50-degree mark.

On the Plains, a low-pressure system moving across the Ozark Plateau is resulting in cool weather and lingering showers.