Fri May 24, 2013 12:13 PM CDT

Rain and showers covered much of central and south Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan Friday, likely bringing planting of spring wheat and canola to a standstill. Showers and thunderstorms were reported in southwest and central Texas but most were south of the wheat areas. A few light showers or sprinkles developed over the northeast Plains and these may be in the western Midwest later in the day. Dry elsewhere in the crop areas. Temperatures ranged from the 50s in southern Alberta to the low 90s in southern Florida.

The weekend period will feature showers, rain and thunderstorms in the Canadian Prairies, ...

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