OMAHA (DTN) -- A notable variance in conditions across the Midwest, and more chances for rain in Brazil soybean areas, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
WIDE MIDWEST VARIABILITY
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for slow harvest conditions to continue in the western and north-central Midwest. Additional rain is possible in these sectors during the next three days. Cool to cold temperatures bring the potential for scattered frost or freeze occurrences. Eastern Midwest areas will be drier, offering better conditions for harvest progress.
NORTHERN PLAINS DELAYS
In the Northern Plains, periodic showers and below-normal temperatures will keep crop maturation and harvest progress delayed. Some scattered frost or freeze conditions are possible during the coming weekend.
SHOWERS FAVOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, periods of thunderstorms this week have brought beneficial rainfall for winter wheat soil moisture to most areas.
DELAYED PRAIRIES HARVEST
In the Canadian Prairies, cold and wet conditions will bring additional harvest delays. Crop quality and crop loss are occurring.
CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN CHANCES
Central Brazil was hot and dry Thursday. Forecast details include improved prospects for rain during the next week, offering better soil moisture for soybean planting.
WIDESPREAD EUROPE SHOWERS
In Europe, showers remain in the 10-day forecast, which will improve soil moisture for winter grain planting. Coverage includes recently-dry areas of southeastern Europe.
UKRAINE SHOWER CHANCE
Ukraine and western Russia have chances for showers and improving soil moisture during the next 10 days. These regions are dry and in need of moisture for winter grains.
MINIMAL AUSTRALIA RAIN
Australia wheat areas have only isolated light rain in the forecast over the next week. Wheat crop prospects face continued decline.
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