Thus far, high straight-line winds have been a major theme of the year’s weather in much of the nation. And that trend continued over the weekend, with winds of up to 45 to 60 mph common in much of the U.S. Those winds will likely usher in a dry period for much of the nation’s central third this week, enabling farmers to finish harvest and fall fieldwork. Meanwhile, another system will deliver snowfall and winter precipitation to the Pacific Northwest while the slow-moving high-pressure system that dries out the Midwest will stall out over the mid-Atlantic region. That will open the door to more moisture in the Corn Belt by late this week and early next week. See more from the latest ag weather outlook.