7-day precipitation forecast totals shown here, courtesy of @worldagweather

Widespread reports of significant planting progress this week, especially in the western cornbelt. Rains will affect most of the midwest and delta regions over the next 7 days. Forecast precipitation is concentrated on MO, IL, IN, OH, and MI. The plains and western corn belt will turn milder and drier with wetter and cooler tendencies in the eastern cornbelt. Long range forecasts are indicating another chance at beneficial rains in dry areas of KS/OK again in the 10-14 day forecast. Follow hashtag #plant20 on Twitter to stay up to speed on planting progress.