Light to moderate rain is in store for portions of the Northern Plains, northern and southeastern Midwest, and Deep South Wednesday. Other primary U.S. and Canadian Prairies crop regions will be dry. Temperatures will be seasonally mild in northern and central areas, and very warm to hot south. This combination generally favors crop development. Meanwhile, a very hot and dry pattern will cover the western U.S. the balance of this week.Markets
Wednesday's big news could be what the Federal Reserve says about interest rates at the conclusion of its monthly two-day meeting early in the afternoon. Otherwise, it's the standard weather forecast updates and weekly EIA stocks reports.