OMAHA (DTN) -- Cold and warm exchanges in the Midwest, and favorable rainfall for Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Thursday.
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for variable Midwest conditions over the next week. Temperatures will display both warmer and colder trends as fast-moving disturbances move through the region. Precipitation chances are mainly in southern and eastern areas later in the period. Harvest may resume in some west and north areas in areas that lack snow cover.
NORTHERN PLAINS COLD
The northern Plains will have dry conditions with periods of cold over the next week. The cold will be stressful to livestock. The six-to-10-day time frame offers a warming trend.
LIGHT SOUTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE
In the Southern Plains, drought conditions are in effect in southwestern and central areas. Light snow with a quarter-inch (6 millimeters) melted precipitation is indicated through the coming weekend. The forecast is dry otherwise, meaning that drought easing is not likely to occur.
FAVORABLE BRAZIL PRECIPITATION
Across Brazil, scattered showers are indicated through the southern growing areas of Rio Grande do Sul and Parana during the weekend. This rain will maintain favorable conditions for planting and developing crops. West-central Brazil is under a near-daily chance for showers, which will maintain favorable soil moisture conditions for soybeans. Northeast areas have light precipitation ahead.
ARGENTINA RAIN DISPARITY
Argentina's northern crop areas have moderate to heavy rain in store through the next week. Southern crop areas, including Buenos Aires, will be dry. Recent hot weather is causing some dryness stress to crops in the southern areas.
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