Tue May 14, 2013 02:46 PM CDT

Light showers were noted in the immediate Great Lakes Tuesday, and isolated thunderstorms fired up in the far western Plains. Otherwise, conditions were dry in the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairie crop regions, with hot temperatures in much of the Plains and western Midwest. Values ranged from the mid-40s in northern Michigan and northeastern Minnesota to 100+ in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Record high temperatures are likely in many locales with this round of heat; however, planting progress is favored due to drier and warmer soils.

Wednesday will continue mainly dry except for showers in eastern Texas and the ...

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