OMAHA (DTN) -- A wetter prospect across the Midwest and continued dryness in international wheat areas are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
WETTER PATTERN FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast features a wetter overall pattern for the Midwest over the next week. Showers and thunderstorms are already causing harvest disruption in the northern sector of the region. Rain activity expands south and east over the balance of this week. Some flooding is possible in wettest areas of the northern Midwest. Temperatures are also set to turn cooler.
PROMISING RAIN FORECAST FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, the forecast remains promising for rain to develop over the next week. The indications are that soil moisture will have notable improvement for the next winter wheat crop.
NORTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
The Northern Plains will have showers developing over the balance of this week, leading to some disruption in harvest.
DELTA STAYS DRY
Delta crop areas remain in a dry and hot pattern, with favorable harvest conditions.
HARVEST DELAY IN PRAIRIES
Central and southern areas of the Canadian Prairies will see at least moderate precipitation at the end of this week and during the weekend. Precipitation will likely slow harvest operations and field work.
MORE BRAZIL SHOWERS
In central Brazil, showers continue in the forecast. Rainfall is beneficial for planting soybeans. Southern Brazil is ahead of average on soybean planting progress due to favorable moisture. Additional progress in southern Brazil may be slow due to moderate to heavy rain during the rest of the week.
LIMITED RUSSIA RAIN
In the Black Sea region, dryness is a continuing concern in winter grain areas of Central Region Russia and the Black Soils Region of Russia as well as the Volga valley.
SCATTERED NORTHEASTERN CHINA SHOWERS
Northeastern China has a warm temperature pattern with periods of showers through the rest of the week. This combination will bring on some disruption to harvest.
CENTRAL CHINA RAIN
In central China, showers and thunderstorms are noted from the remnants of Typhoon Mangkhut. Rain will be favorable for winter grain moisture while disrupting summer crop harvest.
DRY AUSTRALIA FORECAST
Major wheat areas of Australia continue with a dry forecast through the next week. Drought impact leads to declining crop prospects for the second consecutive year. In addition, Western Australia wheat sustained damage due to a hard freeze during the past weekend.
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