OMAHA (DTN) -- Rainfall benefit to Argentina crop conditions and periods of rain ahead for Brazil are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Tuesday.
SNOW AND COLD FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for dry conditions through midweek across the Midwest. Rain and snow move through the region Thursday into Friday with chances for moderate precipitation. Arctic air will follow the system this weekend, with temperatures likely falling below zero Fahrenheit. This could be damaging to exposed winter wheat.
DRY AND COLD IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
Southern Plains wheat areas have a mainly dry and cold pattern in the seven-day forecast. Temperatures are forecast to decline to the single digits Fahrenheit but are not expected to reach below zero. Dry conditions remain as primary concerns for the wheat crop.
COLD PATTERN FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
The Northern Plains have a strong cold wave ahead. Temperatures are indicated to plunge to well-below normal values by the weekend. This pattern will be stressful to livestock and will hinder transportation. The colder pattern remains in place through at least the 10- to 14-day time frame.
RAIN FOR CENTRAL BRAZIL
Brazil has periods of showers ahead this week with moderate to heavy amounts over central crop areas. Rainfall will delay soybean harvest and bring a continued slow start to the second-crop corn (safrinha) planting.
BENEFICIAL ARGENTINA PRECIPITATION
Argentina's central crop areas have improved conditions following moderate to heavy rain during the past several weeks, including the final week of January. Scattered showers continue through Wednesday, followed by a drier pattern through the following week.
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