OMAHA (DTN) -- Hot and dry conditions in Argentina, and continued favorable conditions in Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
STRESSFUL ARGENTINA HEAT
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for episodes of extreme heat and a below-normal rainfall pattern will continue to affect crops grown in La Pampa and southern Buenos Aires province in Argentina during the period. Cordoba, Santa Fe and northern Buenos Aires remain in a more variable pattern. We see episodes of hot, dry weather broken up but scattered thunderstorm potential. This inot an ideal weather pattern for either corn or soybeans at this time of the year. Any reproductive corn may be affected by very hot weather through Thursday before thunderstorms arrive Friday or Saturday.
MORE CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN
In central Brazil, conditions remain favorable for developing soybeans with the normal summer rainy season continuing.
GENERALLY FAVORABLE SOUTHERN BRAZIL
In southern Brazil, this remains a favorable weather pattern in Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul at this time. In Rio Grande do Sul, crops should have adequate to somewhat short moisture for current needs of crops in the area. More rain would be welcome.
MILDER IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
The Southern Plains has a more favorable pattern for overwintering wheat during the next seven to 10 days with no significant cold outbreaks indicated. There are no significant concerns for livestock at this time.
The Midwest will see warm to very warm weather through Wednesday. It will be colder at the end of the week. Rain changing to snow is expected later this week, with a possible snowstorm for some. Cold weather follows.
SNOW FORECAST IN NORTHERN PLAINS
The Northern Plains will have warm weather early this week. There's a chance for rain changing to snow late Wednesday and Wednesday night. Colder conditions are forecast for later in the week. Some impact to transport is possible Thursday due to snow Wednesday night and early Thursday in western areas.
HOT IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa had hot and dry weather during the weekend. Highs of 95 to 100 Fahrenheit (35 to 38 Celsius) were reported, with some places locally hotter. There is increasing stress to developing maize, likely affecting yield potential for any reproductive maize at this time.
EXTREME AUSTRALIA HEAT
Extreme heat was reported in Australia during the weekend with near all-time record highs in the southeast part of the country. Impact to sorghum is possible. Stress to cattle is possible.
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