OMAHA (DTN) -- Stress-easing milder weather indicated in the six-to-10-day Midwest forecast, and continued favorable hot and dry conditions for the Southern Plains wheat harvest, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
COOLER MIDWEST EXTENDED FORECAST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for stressful heat and humidity for the Midwest crops during the next five days. A cooler trend, with seasonal to below normal values, is indicated in the six-to-10-day forecast period. This would be more favorable for crops, especially with the main period for corn pollination likely occurring in late July to early August this year.
The Delta has widespread flooding. Most areas have received 3 to 4 inches (75 to 100 millimeters) of rain since the Hurricane Barry system moved into the region five days ago. Another inch or more of rain (25-plus mm) is expected Tuesday.
SOUTHERN PLAINS HEAT
In the Southern Plains, hot and dry conditions through the remainder of the week will favor continued wheat harvest progress. Row crops will have some stressful conditions, with irrigation needed to sustain crops.
BENEFICIAL NORTHERN PLAINS PATTERN
Northern Plains' crop areas have seasonal temperatures and occasional showers in store for the next 10 days, favorable for crop development.
VARIABLE PRAIRIES RAINFALL
Northern and eastern sectors of the Canadian Prairies continue to be in line to benefit from periodic showers and a variable temperature pattern during this week. Southwest crop areas will have light showers, notably less than other sectors.
DRY IN FRANCE
Across Europe, central and eastern areas have a more-active rainfall pattern. France, however, remains dry. Dryness remains a significant risk to French crops.
SHOWERS FOR RUSSIA
In the Black Sea region, Russia and Ukraine remain in line for periods of showers and lower temperatures through the next five days.
SUB-PAR INDIA MONSOON
The 2019 India monsoon season continues to be weaker than normal.
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