OMAHA (DTN) -- Variable rain prospects in Brazil and isolated moisture for Argentina are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Friday.
WEEKEND MIDWEST MOISTURE
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for rain and snow to move through the Midwest during the weekend. Another system may bring light to moderate precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fieldwork and preparation for the next crop season will be delayed. Winter wheat is going dormant with favorable conditions.
SNOW FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, a system will move through with moderate precipitation across much of the region through Saturday, including snow. Moderate snow is possible with a disturbance on Sunday across the south. Increasing soil moisture will benefit any nondormant wheat.
LIGHT NORTHERN PLAINS SNOW
Light snow will cross portions of the Northern Plains during the early part of next week. Limited stress to livestock is expected. Temperatures will fall to seasonal levels but no extreme cold is indicated. A warming trend is set to return during mid to late next week.
Moderate to heavy weekend rain is indicated for the southeastern U.S. The rain will improve soil moisture supply while interrupting post-harvest fieldwork.
MIXED BRAZIL RAIN PROSPECT
Scattered moderate to heavy showers will continue through the weekend in central Brazil, offering benefit for reproductive-phase corn and soybeans. Southern areas have been drier during the last few days, but waves of showers will move back into the area this weekend and into next week. Prospects for the southern rainfall pattern to migrate farther north are uncertain.
SCATTERED ARGENTINA RAIN
Across Argentina, dryness during the past few days has been stressful to developing row crops. A system with scattered showers over the south will move north through the weekend. A couple of additional rounds of showers may develop through next week, especially over the north, benefiting developing crops. However, the isolated nature over the south will likely cause further crop stress.
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