OMAHA (DTN) -- A dry 10-day forecast for U.S. harvest, and steadily improving projections for South America rain, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
VARIABLE MIDWEST CONDITIONS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for additional showers in the eastern Midwest to disrupt harvest during the next few days. Dry conditions in the western Midwest will allow better progress. The pattern turns mostly dry for the entire region during the six-to-10 day period. Freezing temperatures are likely in the northern portion of the region during the five-day period. The main effect will be beneficial for hastening the drying of corn for harvest.
CHILL AHEAD IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, colder weather with some freezing conditions are in the forecast for the end of this week. This cold spell will be closely watched for possible stress to newly emerged winter wheat.
BRIEF DELTA RAIN DELAYS
The Delta and southeastern U.S. had showers during the weekend, with more rain noted early this week in the Southeast. The rain delays harvest for a time, but moisture is beneficial for winter wheat.
MOSTLY DRY IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, dry conditions continue to favor harvest progress. Colder weather and some snow are in store during late week, but this development does not appear to offer significant disruption to harvest.
INCREASING CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN CHANCE
In central Brazil, scattered rainfall is noted, which offers some soil moisture benefit for early developing soybeans. The forecast indicates an increasing prospect for beneficial moisture in the central crop belt over the next week.
CENTRAL ARGENTINA SHOWERS
A round of showers and thunderstorms is indicated for central Argentina during the next five days. The rain will keep soil moisture at favorable levels while causing some disruption in planting.
RAIN FOR UKRAINE AND RUSSIA
Ukraine and southern Russia are in line for several periods of rain during the next week. Moisture is favorable for winter grains, but will disrupt planting along with row crop harvest.
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