Across the Corn Belt, mostly dry weather has returned to western corn and soybean production areas, but major flooding continues along several Missouri River tributaries in western Iowa and environs. Currently, rain has shifted into the eastern Corn Belt, where pockets of excessive wetness also exist. On June 24, topsoil moisture was rated 45% surplus in Ohio.
On the Plains, heat is intensifying from Nebraska southward. Most locations have received significant rain in recent days, but critically dry conditions persist on the drought-affected southern High Plains.