OMAHA (DTN) -- Seasonal summer warmth in the central U.S., and continued excessive heat in Europe, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
SEASONAL MIDWEST CONDITIONS
The DTN ag weather forecast continues to feature a turn to warmer and drier conditions over the Midwest during the next week to 10 days. This pattern change will be beneficial for crop development. Northern areas have the highest prospect for shower and thunderstorm development.
IMPROVED SOUTHERN PLAINS HARVEST TREND
In the Southern Plains, a warm-to-hot and dry pattern is forecast through the next week, which will be very welcome for harvest progress. This warmer and drier combination is also mostly beneficial for row-crop development.
WARMER IN NORTHERN AREAS
In the Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies, a warming trend is indicated through the next week. The warmer conditions will be favorable for crop development following recent rains.
MORE EUROPE HEAT
Western Europe crop areas have additional stressful heat indicate through the weekend. Temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s Fahrenheit, some 20 degrees F above normal, are forecast. This is stressful for ripening wheat. Summer corn, sunflower, sugar beet, and rapeseed crops will also be stressed by this intense heat.
BLACK SEA SHOWER FORECAST
Scattered showers and cooler temperatures continue in the forecast for Russia and Ukraine crop areas through the next five days. This combination will be more favorable for crops.
SPUTTERING INDIA MONSOON
Scattered monsoon rain is developing in west-central India crop areas. The monsoon activity is running some two weeks later than average.
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