Across the Corn Belt, slightly cooler weather prevails in the wake of a weekend heat wave. In Midwestern areas experiencing drought, including portions of Missouri, the hot weather has increased stress on pastures and reproductive corn and soybeans.
On the Plains, cool weather covers Montana. In contrast, above-normal temperatures dominate the central and southern High Plains. Abundant rain has fallen in recent days in most areas from Oklahoma northward, favoring pastures and summer crops, while most of Texas and eastern sections of Colorado and New Mexico have remained mostly dry.