OMAHA (DTN) -- Widely varying rainfall prospects in the Midwest, and limited crop stress in the Black Sea region, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
VARIABLE MIDWEST RAIN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for seasonal to below-normal Midwest temperatures. The lack of stressful heat will favor pollinating corn and developing soybeans. In areas that are a little dry, crops will be able to tap abundant subsoil moisture. Western areas have a high probability of moderate to locally heavy rain in the next five days, which will be beneficial for crops.
FAVORABLE IN NORTHERN PLAINS
Northern Plains crop areas have generally favorable weather for developing corn and soybeans. However, crop development is well behind normal, making crops vulnerable to damage if an early freeze develops this season.
SCATTERED PRAIRIES SHOWERS
Canadian Prairies crop areas continue with a pattern of scattered showers and variable temperatures during the next week. Southern and southwestern areas will miss out on this precipitation, however. Crop prospects remain very tentative due to the delayed start to planting.
COOL BRAZIL PATTERN
South-central Brazil will have a very cool pattern develop during mid to late week. Low temperatures will dip into the mid-30s Fahrenheit. This occurrence may cause some damage to heading wheat.
EUROPE HEAT WAVE EASES
Cooler temperatures and periods of showers are helping to ease the recent record heat wave in Europe. Some crop damage has likely occurred, however, due to the extreme and record-level heat last week.
FAVORABLE BLACK SEA PATTERN
In the Black Sea region, favorable conditions for crops remain in effect, with no significant heat or dryness indicated in Ukraine through western Russia.
MIXED EASTERN RUSSIA PATTERN
In eastern Russia crop areas, cooler temperatures will ease stress to crops. However, more rain is needed.
ADDITIONAL INDIA MONSOON RAIN
Late-developing but beneficial India monsoon rains continue in most primary crop areas this week.
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