OMAHA (DTN) -- A large central U.S. storm system, and variable rainfall across South America, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
MIDWEST RAIN AND SNOW
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for rain, snow and strong winds across the Midwest through late week. This stormy pattern will disrupt any remaining harvest. Quality issues and harvest losses are expected due to prior and current wet conditions. Transportation and transport will be affected, especially in areas of snow and wind in the western Midwest.
NORTHERN PLAINS SNOWSTORM
Across the Northern Plains, the central and eastern Dakotas and northern Minnesota, snow and strong winds will develop during the next two days, followed by colder conditions. This winter storm will increase stress to livestock and will disrupt transportation. A secondary surge of very cold weather is likely early next week. The coldest locations will likely fall below minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit behind this week's snowstorm, and also with the second cold period next week.
STORMY IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, rain and snow during the next two days will maintain favorable soil moisture conditions for wheat. Snow and wind in west and northwest areas will affect transportation and will increase livestock stress.
MIXED BRAZIL CONDITIONS
Across Brazil, only light rain is forecast for the driest south-central crop areas. Meanwhile, central and northern locales will see moderate to heavy rain, with harvest disruption likely in northern Mato Grosso.
FAVORABLE ARGENTINA TREND
In Argentina, moderate to heavy rain is forecast for the major crop region over the next five to seven days. The heavy rain may lead to a new round of flood issues in northern and central areas.
HOT AND DRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa crop areas were hot and dry the last few days. This pattern is forecast to continue through the end of the week, with crop stress noted.
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