NEWS
Fri Aug 30, 2013 06:04 AM CDT

Hot and dry conditions will cover most of the Plains and western Midwest Friday. This pattern continues to exhaust crops and is stressful to livestock. Yield reductions are likely with this heat. The Labor Day weekend forecast offers some showers and milder temperatures, but this is more of a change-of-season feature than a complete turn to increased precipitation. The best rainfall in the next five days will be at the edge of the "dome of doom" in the far northern and eastern U.S. crop areas. Canadian Prairies harvest will be favored with warm conditions.

Highs: 80s Prairies, northeastern Plains, northern ...

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