Across the Corn Belt, dry weather and near- or above-normal temperatures favor off-season activities, including farm maintenance. Early Wednesday, a high-pressure system is centered over the eastern Corn Belt. In the Dakotas, Wednesday’s minimum temperatures dipped below 20°F, which is effectively normal for this time of year.
On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails in advance of an approaching storm system, despite an increase in cloudiness from Nebraska to Texas. On the southern High Plains, livestock producers are preparing for a potential winter-weather event that is expected to arrive at mid-week.