OMAHA (DTN) -- A variable trend for Midwest harvest, and additional rain indicated for central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
MIXED MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for dry and open conditions for Midwest harvest during the next couple days. Some interruptions are likely at the end of this week due to light rain in northwest and southeast areas. Some additional delays may occur during the weekend due to cool weather and periods of drizzle or light showers.
RAIN FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, wet conditions will further delay wheat planting in southern areas. Showers slow planting in Kansas during Wednesday but otherwise there's a more favorable period for planting lasting into or through next Monday.
SHOWERS TO SLOW NORTHERN PLAINS PROGRESS
In the Northern Plains, light rain or showers through the eastern Dakotas may cause harvest delays at times. However, precipitation does not appear to be overly concerning. A more favorable period for harvesting is in store elsewhere in the region.
NEW ROUND OF DELTA RAIN
In the Delta, a wet pattern will delay fieldwork this week after light to moderate rains during the past weekend. Rain this week looks to favor Louisiana and southern Mississippi while key growing areas north of there may stay drier.
WEST TEXAS SHOWERS
Fog, rain and cool conditions during the next 48 hours will develop in west Texas, mainly due to the influence of Hurricane Willa remnants from Mexico. This combination will be unfavorable for open boll cotton and harvesting. Quality concerns continue. After this event, some improvement in conditions is possible as sunny weather redevelops and temperatures move higher.
DRY STRETCH IN PRAIRIES
In the Canadian Prairies, a mostly dry pattern through the weekend will favor the harvest. Progress has been delayed by wet and cold conditions.
MORE RAIN FOR BRAZIL
Brazil soybean areas have more rain in store this week. Soil moisture is favorable for planting and early soybean development.
FAVORABLE ARGENTINA PATTERN
In central Argentina, a variable temperature pattern and episodes of scattered rains will favor development of early-planted corn and any early soybean planting. Rainfall may be heaviest through La Pampa and southern Buenos Aires.
SCATTERED EUROPE SHOWERS
Northern and central Europe crop areas need more soil moisture for winter crop establishment. Only light showers are indicated in the forecast during the next seven days.
Western Australia wheat has some improved conditions following recent rainfall. A few showers have also developed in eastern Australia. However, production is likely to be the lowest in 10 years because of drought during the growing season, notably in eastern wheat areas.
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