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Washington Insider -- Friday

South America Calling

Southern Brazil rain prospects continue light through early April. (DTN graphic)

What DTN Is Watching


Increasing coronavirus statistics remain a top concern for markets with everything else a distant second on Friday. Reports on U.S. personal incomes and consumer spending are due out at 7:30 a.m. CDT, followed by an index of consumer sentiment at 9 a.m. Other market interests include weather, trade news and any new comments from Saudi Arabia about oil production.


Showers and thunderstorms will extend from the central Plains to the eastern Midwest Friday. Rain will be locally heavy in the eastern Midwest with a threat of flash flooding. Other crop areas will be dry. The rain area expands through the remainder of the Midwest and into the Northern Plains Friday night and Saturday, with moderate to locally heavy totals. Flood threat will be high due to rain falling on saturated soils, notably in northern and eastern crop areas.

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