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Temperatures vary in the Heartland; a little rain in parts of the Plain

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Temperatures vary in the Heartland; a little rain in parts of the Plain

Along the Corn Belt, frost and frost were reported Friday morning in the upper Great Lakes region, which stretches from northeastern Minnesota to northern Lower Michigan. The rest of the region is also experiencing cold weather; Friday’s high temperatures in the Midwest will mostly stay below 70°F. A cold front moving into areas west of the Mississippi River is generating scattered rain showers.

On the plains, hot, dry weather remains in place across much of Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile, scattered showers dot the northern and central Plains along with a fast-moving cold front. Despite the showers, soil moisture remains limited for winter wheat germination. As of September 18, US winter wheat planting was 21% complete, with progress on fields ranging from 13% planted in Oklahoma to 35% planted in Montana.

In the south, dry weather continues to promote field work and the ripening of summer crops. However, cooler air spread to the southeast, excluding the Florida peninsula. In contrast, record heat persists in the western Gulf Coast region, where Friday’s high temperatures could again approach or reach 100°F in non-coastal locations.

In the west, a return to dry weather follows recent showers. Additionally, heat has returned to the Southwest, where Friday’s high temperatures may exceed 100°F in some low-elevation locations. Although the fires have become less active in recent days, officials are still monitoring dozens of wildfires — collectively responsible for more than 900,000 acres of burned vegetation — in California and from the Cascades to the northern Rockies.



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