Commodities Market Impact Weather

Heavy Midwest Precipitation

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- An ongoing forecast for rain and snow across the central U.S. during the next 10 days and continued limited rain for southern Brazil are key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.

WET MIDWEST PATTERN

The DTN ag weather forecast continues to feature an active storm pattern with rain and snow in the Midwest through the next 10 days. Precipitation will be heaviest in the southern half of the region. Field work disruption and flooding are likely. Northern areas will see less precipitation; however, some locally heavy snow is possible late in the week. This ongoing wet pattern will be unfavorable for field drying and warming of soils ahead of spring fieldwork.

SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS RAIN

In the Southern Plains, periods of rainfall will boost soil moisture for most of the region over the next 10 days. Rainfall will be heaviest in southeastern areas, where flooding is likely. Drier sections in the southwest could still use more moisture as winter wheat breaks dormancy.

COLD AND SNOW FOR NORTHERN PLAINS

Northern Plains areas will have low temperatures and snow during this week. Temperatures reaching near zero Fahrenheit at times will stress livestock. Moderate to heavy snow will also be possible in western sectors late this week. There is also the potential for another large storm system in the middle of next week.

HEAVY RAIN FOR DELTA

The Delta has near-daily rounds of rain through the next 10 days. Precipitation totals will be moderate to heavy. This wet pattern will cause significant disruption in fieldwork. The moderate to heavy precipitation will also cause flooding.

LIGHT SOUTHERN BRAZIL RAIN

Across Brazil, northern and eastern areas have moderate to locally heavy rain ahead in the next seven days. Southern areas will be drier. Dry conditions in the past two months have led to a downgrading of the southern Brazil soybean and corn crop prospects.

VARIABLE ARGENTINA SHOWERS

Argentina's central crop areas will have light to moderate rain through the rest of the week. Recent occurrences of rain have been favorable for filling corn and soybeans. A warming trend in the next week will bear watching for potential crop stress.

DRY AND COLDER IN BLACK SEA REGION

In the Black Sea region, recent showers have improved soil moisture conditions for winter grains. A colder trend is forecast through the next seven days.

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

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