Across the Corn Belt, mild, mostly dry weather prevails. Tuesday’s high temperatures will generally range from 65 to 75°F, except in snow-covered sections of the far upper Midwest. Midwestern fieldwork remains limited, except in drier areas of the western Corn Belt. For example, 8% of Nebraska’s intended oat acreage had been planted by April 2, while oat planting had not yet begun on that date in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.
On the Plains, widely scattered showers are occurring across southern portions of the region, with only a few locations noting meaningful drought relief.