OMAHA (DTN) -- Additional rain chances in the Midwest, and a dry pattern over the Black Sea region, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
MIDWEST STAYS FAVORABLE
The DTN ag weather forecast again calls for a favorable weather pattern for developing corn and soybeans in the Midwest through the next 10 days. Crop moisture, overall, is adequate despite episodes of above- to much-above-normal temperatures. Moderate to heavy rain continues to be suggested for the region through mid-June. This would be an important rain event to maintain soil moisture. In addition, an area of the western and central Midwest is notably drier over the past 30 days.
SOUTHERN PLAINS VARIETY
In the Southern Plains, northern portions of the region have a round of frequent showers and variable temperatures through the coming weekend. Rain and milder weather will favor filling winter wheat and developing to corn and soybeans. Farther south, a hotter weather pattern and less rainfall maintains stress on late-filling wheat and developing summer crops.
VERY LITTLE BLACK SEA RAIN
Rainfall chances during the next week to 10 days remain fairly limited for Ukraine and southern Russia. Temperatures vary somewhat during the next week as cooler air moves into the region. However, the longer-range forecast suggests a return to warmer and hotter conditions.
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