Dry conditions will cover all the primary U.S. and Canadian Prairie crop regions Friday. Temperatures will be cold north and milder in southern areas. This pattern combination is favorable for livestock and transportation. The next storm system shows up on forecast charts for early to mid next week, with snow moving into the northern Rockies, western Prairies and northwestern Plains.
Highs: 20s/30s Prairies, northeastern Plains, Midwest; 40s/50s remainder of the Plains, all but southern Texas, Delta; 60s southern Texas, Deep South, Southeast.