OMAHA (DTN) -- Heavy rain for southern Brazil and a favorable pattern in the Argentina forecast are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Wednesday.
ACTIVE MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN Ag Weather forecast calls for a new winter weather system during the coming weekend to offer moderate precipitation to much of the region. Another precipitation event is indicated during mid to late next week. Moderate to heavy precipitation has already occurred in the western Midwest earlier this week with six to 15 inches of snow offering some useful soil moisture.
SOUTHERN PLAINS SNOW CHANCE
Across the Southern Plains, temperatures will rise over the next couple of days into early next week, melting some snow and adding soil moisture to the profile. A system this weekend will bring moderate precipitation to the eastern half of the region, but very little to western areas. A system in the middle of next week looks more promising for increasing precipitation through the region.
MAINLY DRY, COLD IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, light snow and cold conditions remain as major points in the seven-day forecast. However, the pattern is still not extremely cold for this point in the winter season.
HEAVY SOUTHERN BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
Across Brazil, heavy rain over southern crop areas is indicated in the seven-day forecast. The heavy rain may be unfavorable for crops with excess moisture and flooding along with harvest disruption. Central areas have moderate rain forecast with favorable moisture along with some harvest delays. Some light rain may also develop in northeastern areas and would be much needed.
ONGOING ARGENTINA SHOWERS
Argentina crop areas have increasing shower activity through the rest of the week. Central and southern areas have light to moderate totals with heavier rains over the north. Rain chances continue through the weekend as a front stalls across the region. Showers will be timely for much of the crop that is heading further into reproduction.
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