OMAHA (DTN) -- Mainly favorable conditions in the Midwest, and slight easing of Australia dryness, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
FAVORABLE MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for Midwest conditions to turn warmer during the next week, accompanied by periods of showers. Conditions remain favorable for crops, especially for soybeans.
DRY AND HOT FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
Southern Plains areas will turn drier and hotter during the next week. This drier trend will be stressful to filling crops. In addition, recent improvement in soil moisture for winter wheat planting may be affected by the heat and dryness.
HOT AND DRY IN WEST TEXAS
West Texas cotton areas continue with mainly dry and hot conditions through the next week to 10 days.
SHOWERS FOR NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, warm weather with scattered showers are indicated during the next week. Rain will offer improved soil moisture. Meanwhile, spring wheat harvest will see only slight disruption.
VARIABLE PRAIRIES RAIN
In the Canadian Prairies, showers will favor northern and southeast areas through the weekend. Scattered light to moderate amounts are also possible in the southwestern areas. Drier conditions at this time favor maturing crops and harvesting.
EASTERN AUSTRALIA SHOWERS
Crop areas of eastern Australia continue to have the best chance at rain for many weeks through the coming weekend. Southern Queensland and northern New South Wales may have rainfall totals of 0.50 to 1.50 inches (12 to 37 millimeters) and locally heavier. This moisture will offer slight easing of drought conditions.
FAVORABLE INDIA MONSOON RAIN
Across India, rainfall has shifted north again during the past 24 hours. This will favor crop areas of the Ganges Plain while west-central and south India turn drier. Rainfall that has occurred through west-central India during the past week has improved crop moisture.
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