OMAHA (DTN) -- Wet and chilly conditions to disrupt U.S. harvest, and widespread rain for South America, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
WET MIDWEST FORECAST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to locally heavy rain leading to wet conditions and corn harvest disruption over the Midwest through the end of the week. The six-to-10-day period is likely to feature more rain and in some areas snow, further delaying the final harvest efforts.
NORTHERN PLAINS SNOW
In the Northern Plains, snow occurred in North Dakota and Minnesota during the past 24 hours, with accumulation totaling more than 6 inches and locally heavier. This will disrupt harvest activities and transport, with only slow improvement during the next few days. The six-to-10-day pattern also shows the potential for additional periods of mixed precipitation along with occasions of low temperatures. This is an unsettled pattern, keeping harvest efforts either slow or at a standstill.
MOISTURE AHEAD FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
The Southern Plains forecast has no significant cold weather threats during the next 10 days. Increasing precipitation will improve soil moisture conditions for winter wheat development.
WIDESPREAD BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
Across Brazil, moderate to heavy rain is indicated across all major crop areas during the next week. Rainfall would be beneficial.
RAIN FOR ARGENTINA
In Argentina, it still appears likely that moderate to heavy thunderstorms, possibly with severe weather, will move into all crop areas during the coming weekend. Rainfall will be mostly beneficial.
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