OMAHA (DTN) -- Rain and seasonal temperatures for much of the Midwest and a more favorable trend in the Southern Plains are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
MILD WITH RAIN FOR MIDWEST
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain and more seasonal temperatures in the Midwest during the coming week. This pattern is favorable for crops. The past weekend brought some heavy rain to the northern and portions of the western Midwest, which was timely and beneficial moisture.
TREND TURNS FAVORABLE IN SOUTHERN PLAINS
Southern Plains areas will see periods of showers and thunderstorms through the next two days. Moisture from the storms will combine with moderating temperatures to be favorable for crops.
SEASONAL AND DRIER IN NORTHERN PLAINS
Northern Plains crop areas had some occurrences of heavy rain during the past weekend, with some local flooding. The coming week brings a drier trend with seasonal temperatures. This pattern is favorable for filling spring wheat and for row crop development.
SCATTERED DELTA-SOUTHEAST RAIN
Delta and Southeast crop areas continue to have scattered showers and thunderstorms in the seven-day forecast.
DRIER PRAIRIES TREND
Canadian Prairies crop areas have drier conditions with seasonal temperatures in store through the first half of the week. Late week brings a prospect for scattered showers.
VARIABLE BLACK SEA REGION RAIN
In the Black Sea region through central Asia, the Volga Valley of Russia eastward will be dry through the next week. In western Russia and Ukraine, prospects are better for more consistent rainfall.
SCATTERED EUROPE RAINFALL
Scattered rain occurred in Europe crop areas through the weekend. Western Europe has greatest need of precipitation after a very dry late spring and early summer.
STILL DRY FOR BRAZIL HARVEST
In central Brazil, ongoing dry conditions will favor the safrinha corn harvest through the next week. The safrinha harvest in Mato Grosso is in its final 25% of progress.
LIMITED SHOWERS FOR ARGENTINA
In central Argentina, showers were limited in wheat areas during the past weekend. Wheat areas have moisture concerns.
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