Dry weather prevailed across most of the central U.S. over the weekend, with rain showers limited to northern Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. Temperatures were quite cold on Friday morning in northwestern Nebraska, which may have resulted in some minor winterkill, but temperatures remained well above winterkill levels across the vast majority of the winter wheat areas in the central U.S.
Rain showers are expected across the Delta and the eastern Midwest today and tomorrow, which should lead to further improvements in soil moisture. Light snow is expected across the northcentral Plains and the southcentral Midwest on Wednesday, but any accumulations will be minor and should melt rather quickly.
Temperatures will be very warm to start the week across the central U.S., but will turn colder briefly on Wednesday and Thursday. Warmth will return to the central U.S. this weekend and next week, which will keep winterkill threats low.
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