OMAHA (DTN) -- A mostly dry forecast for harvest, and beneficial rain indicated for south-central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
COLD BUT DRY IN MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a cold and dry pattern across the Midwest during the next 10 to 14 days. This will offer better conditions for harvest. Eastern Midwest areas which had rain and snow Wednesday and Thursday will be delayed on resuming harvest until later in the coming weekend.
FAVORABLE NORTHERN PLAINS HARVEST PATTERN
In the Northern Plains, colder and mostly dry conditions through next week favor harvest. However, snow showers may occur at times.
RAIN FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, above normal precipitation, mostly as rain, is in store during the next week for southern sectors of the region. This moisture will be useful for winter wheat and pastures. The rain will also help ease drought conditions in central and southern Texas. Northern and western sectors will have only light amounts.
DRY AND COLD IN PRAIRIES
The Canadian Prairies will have mainly dry and cold conditions through the weekend, favoring the late harvest.
PROMISING BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
South-central Brazil, notably the state of Parana, has a promising forecast for moderate to locally heavy rain in the seven-day time frame. This would be beneficial moisture for row crops. South-central Brazil has been drier in the past few weeks.
SHOWERS FOR ARGENTINA
In Argentina, shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to increase during the weekend. Rain will benefit crop moisture, especially in western areas.
SOUTHEASTERN AUSTRALIA RAIN FORECAST
Southeastern Australia crop areas continue with moderate to heavy rain prospects over the next week. Activity is expected to focus in eastern Victoria, through south and central New South Wales. Rain at this time may help late-filling wheat.
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