OMAHA (DTN) -- A cooler pattern in the Midwest forecast, and periods of showers for the Black Sea region, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
EASING MIDWEST HEAT WAVE
The DTN ag weather forecast again calls for an intense Midwest heat wave through Saturday. The pattern turns cooler in the five-to10-day time frame, which will be more favorable for crops. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the temperature change, offering important moisture following the hot and dry spell.
NEW ROUND OF DELTA RAIN
The Delta has a new round of showers with moderate-to-locally-heavy rainfall totals indicated in the five-day forecast. The rain will add to significant flooding already in effect.
INTENSE SHORT-TERM SOUTHERN PLAINS HEAT
In the Southern Plains, intense heat and dryness continue through Saturday. This pattern will favor continued wheat harvest progress. Row crops will have some stressful conditions, with irrigation needed to sustain crops. The pattern turns notably cooler, with rounds of showers, during the next week.
SEASONAL NORTHERN PLAINS TEMPERATURES
Northern Plains' crop areas continue with a beneficial combination of seasonal temperatures and periods of rain for crop development.
FAVORABLE PRAIRIES CONDITIONS
Canadian Prairies' crop areas have lower temperatures and showers forecast 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 STAYS DRY
In Western Europe, major growing areas in France are again expected to see dry and very warm to hot conditions through the next week. This trend will be stressful to developing crops. Lower temperatures along with possible showers are indicated in the longer-range forecast.
ADDITIONAL RUSSIA SHOWERS
In the Black Sea region, corn and sunflower crops in Ukraine and Russia will continue to benefit from periodic showers and a variable temperature pattern during the next 10 days.
VARIABLE INDIA MONSOON RAIN
Key western India crop areas had light rain Thursday. Scattered monsoon rain will continue through the next five days. The India monsoon continues to be erratic.
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