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Peak Weekend Temperatures To Be Followed By Rain

High temperatures are expected to peak on Friday and Saturday across the Midwest. Then cooler temperatures and showers are expected to prevail late in the weekend through next week.

Over the weekend, “High temperatures should peak in the mid-90s in the southwestern portion of the Midwest, particularly in Missouri and Kansas. The rest of the area will be mainly in the upper eighties or nineties,” meteorologist David Streit of Commodity Weather explained.

“In the short term, we're looking at rains to return to the northwestern areas over the weekend and extending across the northern areas of the corn and bean belt, or northern areas of the Midwest on Monday, and then eventually spreading south and east as we head into Tuesday next week,” meteorologist Chris Hyde of MDA Weather Services said on Friday.

Cloud cover will move east across the corn belt on Saturday and Sunday, resulting in lower temperatures and higher winds. Rain will likely follow.

Over the next five days the upper Midwest, including Minnesota and Wisconsin will see one to two inches, Hyde explains. Areas further south will receive less rain. Eastern Indiana and western Ohio may get one inch or precipitation. Southern and western parts of the Midwest including Missouri and Kansas should expect less than an inch.

After Tuesday next week temperatures may creep slightly above normal but should remain lower than the weekend highs. Across the region, highs in the mid-80’s to low-90’s can be expected with lows dropping to the 60s and lower 70s, said Streit.

Looking further ahead to the six to ten and 11 to 15-day forecast, Hyde said temperatures are generally predicted to be favorable.

“Precipitation, because the high-pressure sort of remaining anchored, you're going to be well below normal on the precipitation side. I don't think anything that's of concern there. The trend has been wetter in the northwestern Midwest and those northern areas, so I wouldn't be surprised if couple of things kind of surprise us and scoot across the far northern areas,” Hyde continued.

Any rain that does come to the parts of Kansas, Missouri, and southern Iowa that have been suffering from dryness will not be enough to eliminate stress on corn and soybean crops in the area.

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