OMAHA (DTN) -- Prospects for heavy rain redeveloping in the Midwest forecast, and an unfavorable cool and rainy outlook in the Southern Plains, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
WET MIDWEST 10-DAY FORECAST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for generally below-normal temperatures in the Midwest to hinder development of this season's late-planted crops due to a reduced number of growing degree days. In addition, a round of moderate-to-heavy rain is indicated in the next week to 10 days. This moisture will disrupt any late planting. Recurrence of rain will also threaten more flooding in the region.
SLOW GROWTH IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, a cooler and drier trend continues in the forecast through the rest of the week. Drier conditions will allow additional row-crop planting progress. However, below-normal temperatures are unfavorable for crop progress.
RAINY SOUTHERN PLAINS FORECAST
In the Southern Plains, the balance of the week continues to feature showers and cool temperatures. Wet and cool conditions are unfavorable for ripening wheat and will disrupt harvest. Meanwhile, the cool-and-wet pattern will delay further planting of row crops, along with hindering development of corn, soybeans and sorghum.
LIGHT PRAIRIES RAINFALL
Canadian Prairies crop areas will have scattered rainfall during the next week to 10 days; however, overall amounts are indicated to remain below normal. Dryness and cool temperatures will limit development of crops
BENEFICIAL BRAZIL HARVEST PATTERN
Across Brazil, harvest conditions for safrinha corn remain favorable. Total crop production in Brazil will be large for the 2018-19 year.
SOUTH RUSSIA HEAT
The South Russia crop region will be dry and hot during the next 10 days. Ripening wheat may be stressed by these conditions.
EASTERN AUSTRALIA SHOWER FORECAST
Eastern Australia wheat areas continue with a forecast for light-to-moderate rain during the balance of this week. Rain is especially needed in Queensland and New South Wales.
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