OMAHA (DTN) -- A rainy period for the Midwest, and a slow-developing monsoon in India, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
NEAR-GENERAL MIDWEST RAIN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for frequent episodes of showers and thunderstorms during the next week in the Midwest. Rainfall, along with cooler weather, will maintain favorable conditions for corn and soybean development while causing some delay to seasonal fieldwork. Local flooding may occur in the areas of heaviest rainfall.
SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN
In the Southern Plains, showers and thunderstorms, along with more seasonal temperatures, are expected in north and central areas during the next
week. This should help ease stress to summer crops while also bringing some disruption to wheat harvest. In southern sectors, drier and hotter conditions are favorable for wheat harvest, while maintaining high stress levels on row crops.
DRY WEST TEXAS TREND
West Texas continues with a drier forecast through the next 10 days. Temperatures will be more seasonal through Thursday, followed by a return to hot weather.
MILD NORTHERN PLAINS PATTERN
The Northern Plains continues to have favorable conditions for development of spring wheat, corn and soybeans. Northern sectors are likely to be drier during the next seven days. This should reduce soil moisture somewhat. However, mild weather will minimize crop stress.
WARMER AND DRIER FOR PRAIRIES
The Canadian Prairies are still on track for a drier and warmer to hotter period during this week. However, it does not appear to last long enough to be overly concerning for developing crops at this time.
WESTERN UKRAINE SHOWERS
In the Black Sea region, a recent increase in showers and thundershowers in western and central Ukraine should help ease stress to developing corn and soybeans. However, eastern Ukraine and south Russia continue drier and somewhat hotter at this time.
MORE NORTHEAST CHINA SHOWERS
In northeast China, episodes of showers and cool conditions will favor development of corn and soybeans in the area at this time. Only minor fieldwork delays are expected.
STALLED INDIA MONSOON
The leading edge of the India monsoon remains stalled over the northern part of south Indian and in northeast India, continuing on a trend of one to two weeks later than average. There again are signs that monsoon rain may increase somewhat over southern and in northeast India this week, but progress toward the northwest is still uncertain.
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