OMAHA (DTN) -- Variable rainfall over the Midwest and favorably hotter, drier conditions for Southern Plains wheat harvest are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
VARIABLE MIDWEST RAIN
The DTN Ag Weather forecast calls for generally above normal temperature across the Midwest this week. This trend will be more favorable to crops still behind normal development. Thunderstorms will focus in northern and eastern areas; some flash flooding is likely in the northwest sector. A wet weather pattern with cooler temperatures for the western and north-central Midwest is indicated during the 6- to 10-day period.
FAVORABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS HARVEST
In the Southern Plains, ripening winter wheat and wheat harvest will benefit from drier and hotter conditions during the next five days.
BENIGN NORTHERN PLAINS TREND
In the Northern Plains, conditions remain mostly favorable for developing corn, soybeans and spring wheat. Variable temperatures and periodic showers will favor developing crops. Local storms may be heavy at times.
SLOW PRAIRIES CROP DEVELOPMENT
Canadian Prairies conditions will be cooler during the coming week. Crop development is behind normal; concern about fall frost is noted. Recent shower activity and warm temperatures favored developing crops in the region.
MORE EXTREME EUROPE HEAT
Extreme heat continues to affect growing conditions in Europe. Weekend high temperatures from 97 to 103F were reported through western, central and southeast France, central and eastern Spain and northern Italy. Heat also surged back across north-central and northeast Europe during the weekend. Stress remains high for late-filling winter crops and for developing corn, sunflower and sugar beets, especially in France. The 10-day forecast is not as hot; however, a dry pattern is also indicated.
SEASONAL RUSSIA PATTERN
Seasonal temperatures and periods of showers are indicated for the Black Sea region crop areas this week. Crop prospects remain large.
INDIA MONSOON RAIN
India monsoon rain continues in west-central areas. This is favorable for planting and crop development.
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