Market Impact Weather

Mixed Rainfall Prospects

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
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OMAHA (DTN) -- A mixed rain forecast for the central U.S. over the next week, and further dry conditions in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.

VARIABLE MIDWEST RAIN

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for variable rain in the Midwest over the next five days. Showers will cause some disruption to harvest in the western Midwest, while a drier pattern favors harvest in the eastern Midwest.

WIDESPREAD SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN

In the Southern Plains, widespread beneficial rainfall for planting and emergence of winter wheat is expected during the next seven days.

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DRY IN DELTA

The Delta will see generally dry and favorable conditions for maturing and harvesting crops during the next week.

RAIN FOR NORTHERN PLAINS

In the Northern Plains, upcoming rain will disrupt early harvest but bring some recharge to soil moisture along with slight easing of extreme drought conditions. No damaging cold weather is expected during the next week.

FAVORABLE PRAIRIES PATTERN

There are no significant harvest concerns during the next week in the Canadian Prairies.

CENTRAL BRAZIL DRYNESS

In central Brazil, dry conditions are hindering early soybean planting. Rain is especially needed in northern Mato Grosso. Only a few light showers are expected during the next seven days.

EASTERN AUSTRALIA STAYS DRY

Dryness in developing wheat in northeast Australia is likely to cause production losses. Little rainfall is expected in this region during the next five days.

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

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