OMAHA (DTN) -- Scattered showers for the next week in the Midwest and dry conditions forecast in South America, Europe and Russia are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
DRY MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN Ag Weather forecast calls for a dry pattern across the Midwest through the balance of the week. Seasonal to above normal temperatures will favor crop drying and early harvest.
DRY WEEK FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
Southern Plains crop areas will be dry during the coming week. This will be favorable for winter wheat planting after rainfall in the past week.
WARMER AND DRIER IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, warmer and drier trend is in store over the next week. This change will be useful for drying out soils and crops along with possible early harvest. The drier and warmer trend will benefit livestock as well.
RAINY DELTA OUTLOOK
The Delta has a wet pattern over the next seven days. Frequent periods of rain will disrupt harvest and may especially damage the region's cotton crop.
HEAVY RAIN FOR SOUTHEAST
The Southeast has heavy rainfall in the 7-day forecast. Rain will be damaging to cotton and will cause flooding.
WARMER PRAIRIES PATTERN
The Canadian Prairies will have mild temperatures and drier conditions through the week ahead, favorable for wheat harvest progress.
LIGHT RUSSIA RAIN
Russia and Ukraine wheat areas have light rain forecast during the week ahead. This is unfavorable for wheat planting.
SHOWER PROSPECTS IN CENTRAL BRAZIL
Central Brazil crop areas have some light to locally moderate rainfall in the forecast over the next week. Rainfall will offer improvement in soil moisture for planting soybeans.
STILL DRY IN ARGENTINA
Very little rain is again forecast for central Argentina over the next seven days. This is unfavorable for wheat and offers no improvement in soil moisture for row-crop planting later in the season.
EASTERN AUSTRALIA RAIN CHANCE
Eastern Australia wheat areas have moderate to heavy rain forecast through the next week. Areas to benefit include: South Australia; interior New South Wales; and Queensland. Rainfall would be favorable for developing wheat.
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