OMAHA (DTN -- Additional Midwest rain and snow and a favorable end-of-winter condition for Black Sea region crops are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
MORE MIDWEST PRECIPITATION
The DTN Ag Weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy snow through Wednesday in the central and eastern Midwest. This moisture will continue the long-term trend for saturated soils. Another system could bring heavy rainfall and some snow early next week.
ACTIVE SOUTHERN PLAINS PATTERN
In the Southern Plains, snow is indicated for western areas through Wednesday. Drier and colder conditions will develop late week but will not be threatening to wheat. Another system could bring rain and some snow early next week.
MILD NORTHERN PLAINS FORECAST
In the Northern Plains, a drier pattern with variable temperatures is in store through the balance of the week. Cold temperatures, strong winds and periods of snow will be stressful for transportation and livestock through Wednesday. The pattern turns warmer during late week and may help to melt some snowpack.
STILL WET IN DELTA
The Delta has had moderate rainfall during the early part of the week, which keeps soils saturated and reinforces river flooding. A few dry days are expected later this week, but another storm could bring heavy rainfall early next week. Very wet conditions look to continue for at least the near term.
ADDITIONAL BRAZIL SHOWERS
The Brazil crop weather pattern features some scattered shower activity in the south Tuesday into Wednesday, benefitting any filling crops. Farther north, scattered showers and thunderstorms continue over the major growing areas, providing plenty of moisture for newly planted cotton and second-crop corn (safrinha).
CONTINUED ARGENTINA DRYNESS
Argentina conditions remain cool and dry through the balance of the week. Crops are in need of additional rainfall during their filling stage.
FAVORABLE BLACK SEA CONDITIONS
Russia and Ukraine have favorable conditions for winter wheat as winter comes to an end. No winterkill was noted. Light to moderate rain over the next week is forecast, offering soil moisture benefit for wheat and early-seeded spring grains.
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