USDA said that spring wheat planting in the six key states as of April 16 was at 13%, which is behind the five-year average of 21%. South Dakota is the only state of the six listed that is ahead of average.
The central and south-central Plains and the southwestern Midwest will see heavy rain Friday. That system expands into the beltline of the Midwest west to east Friday evening. Heavy amounts of rain expected in the Southern Plains through southern and eastern Midwest Saturday. » More DTN Weather Commentary