OMAHA (DTN) -- A beneficial temperature and rainfall combination in the Midwest and favorable harvest conditions in Brazil are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Wednesday.
CONTINUED MIDWEST SHOWERS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for continued periods of shower and thunderstorm activity to maintain favorable row-crop prospects in the Midwest. Dry conditions are still in effect in the eastern Midwest, with some easing after recent moderate to heavy rain. Scattered showers and seasonally warm temperatures are expected through Thursday. More widespread moderate to heavy rainfall is expected Friday through the weekend to keep up with moisture demand from developing crops.
VARIABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS RAINFALL
In the Southern Plains, drier conditions with only isolated showers in the next two days will be favorable for winter wheat harvest progress. Shower prospects increase during late week, possibly delaying harvest in central areas. Additional rain is indicated in central Kansas during next week. Driest southwest sectors have very little precipitation in store.
NORTHERN PLAINS RAIN CHANCES
In the Northern Plains, showers are indicated to cross the region during Thursday and Friday. Widespread moderate rainfall is expected. This would be important moisture following recent dryness in the western sector of the region. Additional rain chances are featured in the seven-day forecast.
MIDWEEK DELTA RAIN
The Delta will see periods of showers through Thursday, continuing to provide moisture. Another system this weekend is likely to provide for more shower activity and improve crop prospects.
SHOWERS FOR SOUTHEAST
Across the southeastern U.S., scattered showers will continue through the remainder of the week. This should maintain favorable prospects for cotton, peanuts and row crops.
BENEFICIAL PRAIRIES RAIN
Scattered showers will move through the Canadian Prairies through Friday. Some of the drier areas in the east may see more moderate rainfall, which would be highly beneficial to developing spring wheat. Another storm system will develop this weekend into next week, providing additional showers to the drier southeastern areas.
VARIABLE BLACK SEA REGION RAIN
In the Black Sea region, scattered showers have continued to fall over the western half of the region while being more isolated to scattered in the east. This continues Wednesday before more dryness settles in to finish out the week.
EASTERN EUROPE SHOWER FOCUS
In Europe, showers over the eastern half of the continent continue to provide adequate to surplus moisture for developing summer crops. A new storm system will spread showers over western areas Friday and Saturday. Warm to hot temperatures in western areas will continue through the weekend before cooling toward normal as rainfall develops.
DRY CENTRAL BRAZIL FORECAST
Central Brazil crop areas have mainly dry conditions forecast through the end of the week. This drier trend will be favorable for additional safrinha corn harvest progress. Moderate to heavy rain is indicated for southern crop areas, benefiting winter wheat but disrupting harvest.
LIGHT ARGENTINA SHOWERS
In Argentina, northern crop areas have the highest prospect for rainfall through the balance of the week. Wheat areas farther south need additional precipitation. Also, cold air forecast through the weekend may cause frost and freeze potential for portions of the central and western crop areas.
MOISTURE BENEFITS AUSTRALIA WHEAT
Australia wheat areas continue with mostly favorable moisture for developing wheat. Queensland is still in need of additional rain.
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