Market Impact Weather

Rain to Keep Planting Uneven

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued Midwest rain prospects, and a beneficial scenario in South America, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.

MORE SHOWERS FOR MIDWEST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to locally heavy rain across the Midwest through the end of the week. The rain will produce an uneven pace of corn planting while maintaining adequate to surplus soil moisture.

RAIN PERIODS FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS

In the Southern Plains, periods of rain will continue to form, with favorable soil moisture impact for winter wheat. Temperatures stay mild with no frost threat indicated.

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SHOWERS HINDER NORTHERN PROGRESS

Northern Plains crop areas have very few chances for meaningful field work during the rest of this week due to periodic rain along with already-wet soils following heavy winter snow and spring snow melt.

CONTINUED BRAZIL SHOWERS

Across Brazil, showers continue in the forecast for the central crop areas. These rains will be favorable for second-crop corn (safrinha) soil moisture.

LIGHT ARGENTINA RAIN

Light rain is again featured in the Argentina forecast through the balance of the week. This drier scenario is welcome for easing flood concerns caused by recent very heavy rain in central and southern crop areas.

VARIABLE UKRAINE PRECIPITATION

Ukraine will see a variable round of precipitation this week. Rain chances increase for Moldova, southern and eastern Ukraine and Crimea. However, the central to west areas of Ukraine may remain somewhat drier.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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