OMAHA (DTN) -- Beneficial rain and snow for winter wheat regions and continued rain for central Brazil are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
COLD MIDWEST PATTERN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for a cold pattern with periods of rain and snow in the Midwest during this week. This combination will slow down the pace of harvest. The pattern turns warmer and drier in the six-to-10-day period which will be more favorable for progress.
SOUTHERN PLAINS SNOW
Snow and mixed precipitation are covering the entire Southern Plains region this early week. This moisture is beneficial for winter wheat with snow offering some cover for winter wheat to lessen the impact of cold temperatures.
VERY COLD IN NORTHERN PLAINS
Northern Plains areas have very cold conditions during this early week. The cold adds to recent snow in the region to disrupt harvest. The cold is also stressful to livestock. A warmer and drier pattern in the five-to-10-day period will be favorable.
WET PATTERN FOR DELTA
Delta crop areas have moderate to locally heavy rain indicated during the coming week. Rainfall will be due in part to oncoming tropical system Zeta. This rain will delay cotton harvest and may be unfavorable for cotton quality.
CONTINUED BRAZIL RAIN
Central Brazil crop areas have had favorable rainfall during the past week for soybean planting moisture. More rain is expected this week. Planting has had a late start but will make rapid progress.
LIGHTER ARGENTINA RAIN
Central Argentina has lighter rain ahead during the coming week. Soil moisture has had favorable recharge from recent moderate to heavy rain. Row crop planting moisture is largely favorable. The recent rain has also stabilized winter wheat conditions.
PROMISING RUSSIA RAIN
Russia wheat areas have a promising round of moderate to heavy rain in the seven-day forecast. This would be the best moisture for wheat areas in the past three months and would be useful for wheat ahead of the dormancy phase.
HEAVY RAIN FOR EASTERN AUSTRALIA
Eastern Australia wheat areas continue with periods of showers forecast in the next seven days. This rain may be damaging to wheat quality ahead of harvest.
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