OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued dry conditions for Midwest harvest, and ongoing rain in store for Brazil soybean areas, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
DRY MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for mainly dry conditions during the next 10 days to favor Midwest harvest.
MIXED SOUTHERN PLAINS FORECAST
Across the Southern Plains, additional rain is in store for the region through the end of the week. Heaviest amounts are indicated for Oklahoma and Texas. Soil moisture is in good supply for the new winter wheat crop. Planting and emergence rates are both near average.
NORTHERN PLAINS DRY PATTERN
In the Northern Plains, drier and milder conditions through the weekend will favor harvest progress. No precipitation is indicated through the end of October.
RAIN IN DELTA
Delta harvest progress continues to be disrupted by rainfall.
In the southeastern U.S., scattered light rain showers are in store through the end of the week. The overall pattern favors recovery efforts in areas that were badly damaged by Hurricane Michael in the past week. Extensive crop loss has occurred in locales affected by the hurricane.
MORE WEST TEXAS RAIN
In west Texas, additional light to moderate rain is set to form over the next two days. Drier weather is in store from Friday through the weekend.
BENEFICIAL PRAIRIES DRYNESS
In the Canadian Prairies, a warm and dry pattern continues to benefit harvest efforts.
ADDITIONAL BRAZIL RAIN
More rain is in store for Brazil soybean areas. Soil moisture is favorable for planting and early soybean development.
EUROPE STAYS DRY
Primary wheat areas of Europe, from France east through Germany and Poland, remain dry with well-above-normal temperatures forecast through the next five to seven days.
MIXED RUSSIA TREND
In the Black Sea region, prospects for winter grains in west and south Russia and in Ukraine are mixed. Recent rainfall has provided favorable top soil moisture in the region. However, longer-term moisture deficits continue due to periods of heat and dryness during last spring and summer.
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