OMAHA (DTN) -- An intense multi-day heat wave for the Midwest, and favorable conditions over northern crop areas, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
MIDWEST HEAT WAVE
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a four-day Midwest heat wave to stress developing crops. High daytime and nighttime temperatures and high humidity levels will hinder crop development. The pattern turns cooler late in the five-day period and during the six-to-10-day period; however, limited precipitation is forecast.
FLOOD TO CONTINUE IN DELTA
The Delta continues with significant flooding due to heavy rain from former Hurricane Barry adding to already-high river levels. The region will be drier and hotter during the next week.
HOT LATE WEEK IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, hot and dry conditions remain through the end of the week. This pattern will favor continued wheat harvest progress. Row crops will have some stressful conditions, with irrigation needed to sustain crops.
NORTHERN PLAINS RAIN
Northern Plains crop areas have favorable weather for developing crops, due to seasonal temperatures and periods of light-to-moderate rain, locally heavy.
MIXED PRAIRIES TREND
Canadian Prairies crop areas will have lower temperatures and showers during the next five days, followed by a warmer and drier pattern in the six-to-10-day period. The general trend is more favorable for crops.
FRANCE TO STAY DRY
In Western Europe, major growing areas in France are expected to see dry and very warm to hot conditions through the next week. This trend will again be stressful to developing crops.
FAVORABLE RUSSIA SHOWERS
In the Black Sea region, corn and sunflower crops in south and east Ukraine, west and south Russia will benefit from periodic showers and a variable temperature pattern during the next 10 days. The region has recently been running at below normal temperature levels.
ERRATIC INDIA MONSOON
The 2019 India monsoon season continues to offer erratic rainfall. North-central crop areas have scattered showers in store through the end of the week, but west-central areas have little to no rainfall indicated for cotton and groundnut crops.
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