Commodities Market Impact Weather

Heavy Midwest-Delta Rain Ahead

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Heavy rain in store over the south-central United States, and additional prospects for useful rain in Argentina, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

MIDWEST RAIN AND SNOW

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for rain and snow to cross the Midwest during the next 10 days. Precipitation is set to be heavy for eastern and southeastern sectors, bringing fieldwork delays along with a threat of flooding. A slow start to spring fieldwork is again indicated for the region due to already wet soils and the additional precipitation.

RAIN AND SNOW FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS

In the Southern Plains, widespread precipitation as rain and wet snow is in store during Friday and Saturday. This will benefit winter wheat areas, especially those that have been dry recently. Additional precipitation is expected out of a couple of storms next week as well. The eastern sector may have some flooding develop due to heavy precipitation.

NORTHERN PLAINS WINTRY MIX

The Northern Plains again have periods of light mixed precipitation indicated through the rest of the week. Some late harvest may continue ahead of precipitation occurrence. Stormier conditions are suggested during the coming weekend.

CONTINUED DELTA FLOOD THREAT

The Delta is in line for a series of heavy rainstorms through the next week. The rain will produce a new threat of flooding in the region, along with disrupting spring fieldwork.

MIXED BRAZIL RAIN PROSPECT

Across Brazil, heavy rain is indicated for northern into central crop areas through the rest of the week. This moisture will be beneficial for safrinha (second-crop) corn. Southern Brazil will see lighter amounts. The rain is coming too late to prevent some loss in soybean production over far southern areas.

CONTINUED ARGENTINA RAIN FORECAST

South-central Argentina has had rain develop during Wednesday morning. Central crop areas have additional rounds of moderate-to-heavy rain forecast during the next week. Some local flooding may occur in additional rain offering crop moisture benefit.

FAVORABLE BLACK SEA CONDITIONS

Crop moisture in Russia and Ukraine is generally favorable for winter grains exiting dormancy. There is no stressful weather in the forecast through the next week.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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