OMAHA (DTN) -- A variable temperature pattern across the Midwest, and continued hot conditions in Europe and the Black Sea region, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
VARIABLE MIDWEST TEMPERATURE TREND
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a variable Midwest temperature trend over the next 10 days. The five-day pattern is seasonal to above normal, which will benefit crop development. The six-to-10-day period turns cooler. Periods of rain will also be noted. Crops will have generally favorable conditions; however, many areas are far behind in development due to the extremely wet spring.
SCATTERED SOUTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
In the Southern Plains, scattered showers and thunderstorms will cause some disruption in wheat harvest during the next five days. However, no extensive delays are expected.
FAVORABLE NORTHERN PLAINS OUTLOOK
In the Northern Plains, conditions remain mostly favorable for developing corn, soybeans and spring wheat through the next week. Variable temperatures and periodic showers will favor developing crops. Local storms may be heavy at times.
IMPROVED PRAIRIES CONDITIONS
Canadian Prairies crop conditions are notably improved following recent rainfall and warmer temperatures. The region is expected to be cooler during the next five days.
CONTINUED EXTREMELY HOT IN EUROPE
Across Europe, the harsh heat wave of the past week continues to stress crops. Western and southern France, eastern Spain and Italy may see above- to well-above-normal temperatures during the next five days, while areas north and east turn cooler. Scattered rain is in store mostly from southern France and northern Italy into parts of the Balkan states as well as in northeast Europe.
HEAT IN RUSSIA
In the Black Sea region, dry and hot conditions were noted in much of Russia and Ukraine during the past 24 hours. The heat was stressful to late-filling wheat, and is also concerning for corn and sunflower crops. Cooler temperatures are expected over the next few days. However, very little rain is expected to accompany the cooling trend.
INDIA MONSOON REMAINS LATE
India monsoon rain continues in western through north-central areas. This is favorable for planting and crop development. However, the monsoon remains around two weeks late in its advance. Typically, the leading edge of the monsoon is into northwestern India and Pakistan by early July.
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