OMAHA (DTN) -- Showers indicated for western Argentina crop areas and favorable moisture across central Brazil are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
MILD AND DRY IN MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for generally dry and mild conditions across the Midwest during the final days of November into early December. This will be favorable for remaining harvest. This includes the Indiana, Ohio and Michigan areas that were delayed due to prior rains.
UNCERTAIN SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN CHANCE
Southern Plains areas continue with a very warm and dry pattern during this week. This combination will continue to extract soil moisture from winter wheat areas. Some increase in stress to winter wheat is likely over western and especially southwestern growing areas. A chance for precipitation is featured in the ten-day forecast, but this is uncertain.
BENEFICIAL BRAZIL PATTERN
A beneficial rainfall pattern for developing soybeans and first-crop corn in central Brazil is in effect at this time. Heavy rainfall in the southern crop areas of Brazil during the weekend will likely mean delays to planting early this week. However, drier weather for much of the week will be more favorable.
POSSIBLE ARGENTINA SHOWERS
In Argentina, the western sector of the primary crop region is under increasing concern because of dryness. This are of concern encompasses eastern Cordoba, Santa Fe and northern Buenos Aires. Cordoba and Santa Fe have increased chances for rain later this week. This prospect will be closely monitored.
FAVORABLE SOUTH AFRICA RAIN
Most of South Africa's crop areas had moderate to locally heavy rain during the past weekend, along with cooler temperatures. Early planted maize and developing sugarcane should benefit from this rainfall. Rainfall in western growing areas should encourage increased planting of maize.
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