Fri May 23, 2014 01:56 PM CDT

Showers and thunderstorms were noted from western Nebraska south to the Texas Panhandle Friday afternoon, with scattered shower activity in the remainder of the southwestern Plains. Other primary U.S. crop areas were dry. Temperatures ranged from the low 50s in southwestern Ontario to the mid-90s on the South Carolina coast.

Saturday will feature light to moderate rain throughout the Plains along with portions of the western Midwest. We'll see dry conditions elsewhere. The rain will offer soil moisture benefit for row crops and cotton in the southwest Plains, but will cause planting disruptions in the Northern Plains. Midwest crops will ...

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