OMAHA (DTN) -- Promising rain forecasts in Argentina, and a better prospect for moisture in southern Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
ARGENTINA RAIN FORECAST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a good chance for needed rainfall in central Argentina during the next five days. Hot temperatures are in store prior to the rain. The best chance for rainfall appears to be in Santa Fe province.
BENEFICIAL CENTRAL BRAZIL PATTERN
Central Brazil again has a favorable pattern of mild temperatures and periodic showers for crop development.
CONTINUED SOUTHERN BRAZIL RAIN CHANCE
Southern Brazil crop areas continue with a chance for beneficial rainfall during the next five days.
LIGHT MIDWEST SNOW
Light snow is in store for all but the southern Midwest during the next two days. This is not expected to cause significant risk to livestock or notable transportation disruption. A brief round of colder air in the Great Lakes will be noted Thursday and Friday nights.
DRYNESS INCREASES IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
A continued dry trend with mostly warm temperatures is featured for the Southern Plains through the next week to 10 days. The warmth keeps winter wheat from complete dormancy and further stresses the crop. Drought conditions are building; the U.S. Drought Monitor for Tuesday, Dec. 12 shows almost the entire region in some phase of drought.
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