OMAHA (DTN) -- Mild Midwest temperatures, and increasing dry areas in the central and south-central U.S., are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
COOL BUT DRY IN MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for Midwest temperatures to remain near to below normal through the next week. No heat stress is indicated for late-pollinating corn and late-flowering soybeans. Dryness is expanding over much of the region, however, which offers some impediment on crop development. Central Illinois received less than 20% of its average July rainfall in July of 2019.
VARIED SOUTHERN PLAINS CONDITIONS
Southern Plains areas have a varied temperature and rainfall pattern. Western and central areas will be hot through the end of the week, with limited precipitation and increasing stress to crops and livestock. Drought threat is expanding in these areas. Eastern areas have already had some locally very heavy rain with flash flooding, and more indicated through Friday.
FAVORABLE IN NORTHERN PLAINS
Northern Plains crop areas have generally favorable weather for developing corn and soybeans. Crop development remains well behind average due to the very wet spring and delayed planting.
CANADIAN PRAIRIES STAY DRY
Canadian Prairies crop areas will again be mainly dry over the next week. Southwestern areas have the greatest impact due to the dry pattern, along with very warm temperatures.
VARIABLE EUROPE RAIN
Across Europe, central and eastern regions have moderate rain forecast over the next five days. Western Europe will be dry, including France. Western Europe crops may incur some loss due to the effect of two extreme heat waves this summer.
FAVORABLE BLACK SEA TREND
In the Black Sea region, the pattern remains favorable for crops. Western Russia and Ukraine are in the fourth consecutive week of near- to below-normal temperatures and periods of rain.
SHOWERS FOR EASTERN RUSSIA
In eastern Russia crop areas, most of the region has either received useful rain, or has rain in the forecast over the next week.
CONTINUED INDIA MONSOON RAIN
Additional late but beneficial India monsoon rains are occurring in most primary crop areas.
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