OMAHA (DTN) -- Additional rain prospects for central Brazil, and variable conditions ahead in the Midwest, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
WEEKEND MIDWEST MOISTURE
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for mixed precipitation through the weekend in eastern and southern areas of the Midwest. Precipitation will hinder transportation and late harvest efforts and will cause some safety concerns. The pattern turns drier during next week.
COLD OVER NORTHERN PLAINS
The Northern Plains will be very cold during the next five days, with associated stress to livestock and no progress in the late corn harvest. A warmer and mainly dry pattern in the 10-day time frame offers a chance for harvest progress.
LIGHT SNOW FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, a mix of rain and snow with up to one-quarter inch melted precipitation is in store for central areas this weekend. The wintry mix will bring some stress to livestock. The moisture will be favorable to soil moisture supplies. Western areas still have dryness concerns.
CENTRAL BRAZIL PRECIPITATION
Across Brazil, moderate to heavy rain remains in the forecast for central and southern crop areas, offering favorable moisture for developing soybeans. Northeast areas have light precipitation ahead.
ARGENTINA RAIN VARIANCE
Argentina's northern crop areas continue with 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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