OMAHA (DTN) -- A short drier period in the Midwest, and rain developing late week in the Northern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
BRIEF MIDWEST DRYING
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a three-day run of drier conditions in the Midwest. Fieldwork and corn planting will still be disrupted due to wet fields and below-normal temperatures in many locales. Rain returns to the region during mid to late week, bringing a new round of planting disruption.
WET NORTHERN PLAINS FORECAST
In the Northern Plains, two to three days of drier conditions will be followed by lower temperatures and moderate-to-heavy rain. This will be unfavorable for widespread row crop and spring wheat planting.
WARM-UP IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, a warming trend is in store during this week. This will be favorable for developing row crops and winter wheat. Freezing conditions late last week likely brought some damage to wheat in the southwest.
DRIER IN DELTA
The Delta had very heavy rain and flooding during the past weekend. The week ahead offers a drier and warmer pattern, which will be favorable for planting and crop progress.
SCATTERED PRAIRIES RAIN
Across the Canadian Prairies, scattered light rain is in store this week. Temperatures will be variable. Conditions for seeding are uneven, notably due to dry soils.
SOUTHERN BRAZIL RAIN
Southern Brazil had some heavy rain and flooding during the past weekend. In central Brazil, second-crop (safrinha) corn areas continue to trend warm and dry. Soil moisture is favorable for filling crops. The dry and warm combination is also favorable for harvest.
DRY ARGENTINA FORECAST
In Argentina, drier conditions are in store this week after periods of moderate-to-heavy rain in southern areas last week. The drier pattern will favor harvest.
FAVORABLE BLACK SEA CONDITIONS
Russia and Ukraine soil moisture for early development of summer crops should be quite favorable. The region looks to be warmer during this week, drier in the east and somewhat wetter in the west during this time.
A recent increase in rain activity through east-central and southeast Europe will improve conditions for winter wheat after winter dryness. Rainfall is also favorable for soil moisture for row crops.
PERIODIC AUSTRALIA RAIN
The Australia weather pattern appears to favor some increase in the chance for showers in Western Australia and continued chances in South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales. A slow improvement in conditions for planting and early growth of wheat is indicated.
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