OMAHA (DTN) -- Widespread rain indicated for South America, and a dry trend in the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
QUIET WEEK IN MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast continues to feature seasonal temperatures with very little precipitation in the Midwest this week. There are no significant concerns for the soft red winter wheat crop at this time. Precipitation will occur as snow in northern and southeastern areas. A brief round of colder conditions is indicated during next week.
VERY WARM IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, recent moderate to heavy precipitation will recharge soil moisture. However, some dryness has been noted due to recent very warm weather and windy conditions. This puts the crop in position of needing additional precipitation during the post-dormancy period in spring.
CONSISTENT BRAZIL RAIN
Brazil continues to have periods of rain noted and forecast during the rest of this week. Rainfall coverage includes the drier areas of the northeast, and precipitation is welcome in these areas. However, rain in central and south-central Brazil is beginning to cause harvest disruption.
HEAVY RAIN FOR ARGENTINA
Moderate to heavy rain is featured in the five- to seven-day forecast for Argentina. Heaviest rain is suggested during Friday and Saturday. The area covered includes previously-wet locales in Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Cordoba provinces. There is a chance for renewed flooding in this sector if the forecast heavy rain verifies.
FAVORABLE RUSSIA SNOW COVER
Snow cover in Russia is moderate to heavy and keeps winter grains well-protected. This snow cover also is in place over most of Ukraine.
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