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Light Argentina Showers

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Minimal rain in Argentina, and only light moisture in the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.

BRIEF ARGENTINA SHOWERS

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms and lower temperatures through the weekend in central Argentina. This pattern will ease some crop stress; however, it is unlikely to improve prospects much, if at all, after episodes of heat and dryness for much of the growing season. After the showers, the next rain chance does not appear until within the seven-to-10 day timeframe. Crop prospects generally continue to decline.

SOUTHERN BRAZIL SHOWERS

In Brazil, a recent drier trend over southern crop areas should come to an end this weekend. It has not been too hot during this drier period, so crops should continue to do well, especially if showers develop as expected. A return to wet conditions in Mato Grosso may further delay the harvest of soybeans and the planting of second-crop corn.

VERY LIGHT SOUTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE

Southern Plains areas will see some precipitation over the next week; however, amounts will be very light and not enough to ease drought conditions. Precipitation will be in the form of light snow. The moisture offers some possible easing of wildfire concerns.

NEW SNOWSTORM FOR NORTHERN PLAINS

Northern Plains and western Midwest areas will have drier conditions for improved transport during the next week. Low temperatures maintain high stress levels on livestock in the short range and again in the long range. A snowstorm over the north-central and northeast Midwest from Thursday night as well as Friday will also affect transport in these locations before improving during the weekend.

SOUTH AFRICA SHOWERS

South Africa crop areas will have scattered showers and a variable temperature pattern during the next week. This should favor developing to reproductive corn.

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

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