OMAHA (DTN) -- Additional rain across the central U.S. and a drier trend for crop areas of western Europe are key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Tuesday.
CONSISTENT MIDWEST RAIN PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for periods of showers to continue in the Midwest during the balance of the week. Heavier totals are indicated in the Ohio Valley, with planting delays and potential flooding. A new round of moderate to heavy rain is indicated from later in this week through the middle of next week, mostly in the western Midwest.
RAIN TO SPREAD ACROSS SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, periods of rainfall are indicated for the entire region Wednesday through Sunday. Rain is expected even in drier sectors, offering moisture for developing to reproductive wheat. The wetter pattern continues in the eastern Plains during next week.
MORE NORTHERN PLAINS RAIN
Northern Plains crop areas have multiple rounds of rain indicated through Sunday. This will be beneficial to emerging crops but will lead to additional planting delays and prevented planting questions.
MIXED DELTA TREND
The Delta has a mixed forecast over the next 10 days. The five-day period has a dry trend. Showers and thunderstorms offer above normal rain in the six-to-10-day period.
MAINLY DRY IN SOUTHEAST
Southeastern U.S. crop areas have mostly dry conditions in store through the next week. The drier trend will be stressful for crops.
MIXED BLACK SEA REGION RAIN
Variable rain is in store for Russia and Ukraine crop areas over the next week. A swath from eastern Ukraine to southern Russia has above normal rainfall totals. Elsewhere in Ukraine and Russia, lighter amounts are forecast with below normal total precipitation.
DRIER IN WESTERN EUROPE
Western Europe crop areas including France and Germany are turning dry. The next week to 10 days offers only light rainfall with below normal totals. The drier trend is unfavorable for wheat.
SOUTHERN BRAZIL RAIN FORECAST
Southern Brazil crop areas have above-normal rain in the forecast through the next week. Northern crop areas will be drier with below-normal rain totals.
HIGHER ARGENTINA RAIN CHANCE
Argentina central crop areas have moderate rain in the forecast next week. The rain would be favorable for wheat.
BENEFICIAL AUSTRALIA MOISTURE
Australia wheat areas continue with adequate moisture for wheat seeding and early crop development. Western Australia areas could use some additional precipitation.
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