OMAHA (DTN) -- Minimal damage from weekend heat in the Midwest and a variable India monsoon rain pattern are the primary weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
LIMITED HEAT STRESS FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast continues to feature a brief period of hot temperatures during this weekend in the Midwest. The heat will be stressful to crops. However, soil moisture is adequate in most areas, which will provide a buffer against significant heat stress to crops. In addition, light-to-moderate rain moved through the central part of the region, in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana overnight Thursday into Friday morning. This moisture provides additional benefit to crops in withstanding the heat. Milder temperatures with additional showers are indicated during the next week to 10 days.
WEEKEND SOUTHERN PLAINS HEAT
In the Southern Plains, very hot temperatures with little rainfall will be stressful to corn and soybeans during the weekend. Cooler temperatures and some shower activity after that will help ease stress to summer grown crops.
LIMITED DELTA RAIN
The Delta continues to have a generally hot pattern with light rainfall through the weekend. This trend will deplete soil moisture and increase stress to filling crops.
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SHOWERS FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, moderate to locally heavy rain is indicated during the start of the weekend. These rains will keep soil moisture well-supplied, but may cause some damage to ripening spring wheat. Moisture will be most welcome in South Dakota, which has some very dry areas.
VARIABLE PRAIRIES TRENDS
In the Canadian Prairies, a stormy period recently has brought adequate to surplus soil moisture to central and eastern areas, with some excessive rain and recent hail damage. In the western portion, a drier and warmer trend in Alberta will bear watching.
HOT TREND IN FRANCE
Dry and hot conditions are indicated for corn areas of France during the next week. This may be stressful to reproductive crops.
MILD TEMPERATURES FOR RUSSIA
A more moderate temperature pattern is expected during the next 10 days. This should help reproductive and filling crops recover from the hot spell.
LATE-WEEK NORTHEAST CHINA RAIN
Northeast China crop areas have moderate-to-heavy rains covered southern growing areas at the end of this week. Key soybean areas of the north should see scattered thundershowers during the weekend period with more likely next week as well.
VARIABLE INDIA MONSOON RAIN
India monsoon rain showers are forecast over eastern and southern crop areas this weekend. The rain will help maintain favorable growing conditions or even improve growing conditions for these locations. Northwestern areas will be drier and hotter, with more stress to early developing Kharif crops. The forecast suggests a return of scattered rains to northwest India later next week. This may reach to northeast Pakistan, but it is not certain this rain would reach through the oilseed and cotton areas of the Gujarat area.
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