Dry corn field with cracked dirtLast month marked the third-driest May in more than 30 years. Drought conditions have expanded across the U.S. Corn Belt. However, some fields saw relief in the first week of June as much-needed showers and thunderstorms quenched fields in some areas but missed many others.

Temperatures this month are not expected to be as hot as they have been, but ongoing dryness will remain. Precipitation is expected in the form of isolated showers and thunderstorms with lower chances of rain in the eastern Corn Belt than in the western Corn Belt. The High Plains are expected to receive some wetter weather in the southern region and across Texas, but drought conditions are likely to expand or deepen across portions of the Corn Belt.

Read more on growing-season weather here.