Across the Corn Belt, a wetter pattern is becoming established, following a brief period of dry weather that allowed some corn and soybean planting to take place in drier and better-drained areas. Currently, showers and thunderstorms stretch from the Dakotas to Ohio. In addition, much cooler air is overspreading the northern Corn Belt. On the Plains, warm, dry weather lingers across the southern half of the region. In contrast, cool, showery weather has developed on the northern Plains, curtailing spring wheat planting and other fieldwork, and slowing the emergence and growth of spring-sown crops.