Commodities Market Impact Weather

Favorable South America Conditions

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued rain for Brazil and periods of showers in the Argentina forecast are the primary features for the commodity market's attention Friday.

EASTERN MIDWEST MOISTURE

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for several occurrences of precipitation across the Midwest through the weekend and the seven-day period. Moderate to heavy amounts are indicated for central and southern areas, occurring as a mix of precipitation. Freezing moisture and snow may result in travel, transport and safety issues.

VARIABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS PRECIPITATION

Across the Southern Plains, two weather systems will bring several rounds of light to moderate precipitation across the region this weekend through next week, but the driest sections in the west toward the Rockies will have the lowest chances at anything meaningful.

LIGHT NORTHERN PLAINS SNOW

Light to moderate snow is in store for the Northern Plains during the weekend. The seven-day forecast brings only scattered light snow and seasonally low temperatures. The pattern is still not extremely cold for this point in the winter season.

CONTINUED CENTRAL BRAZIL RAIN

Central and south-central Brazil have more rain in the seven-day forecast. Rainfall will benefit filling soybeans and offers some moisture potential for the upcoming second-crop (safrinha) corn planting season. Northeastern crop areas will have a drier trend; however, the majority of Brazil crop production is in line to benefit from this pattern.

MORE ARGENTINA SHOWERS

Central Argentina has periods of scattered rain in the seven-day forecast. This rain will benefit crop moisture. Recent rainfall has been above normal with beneficial moisture and improved crop conditions.

Bryce Anderson can be reached at bryce.anderson@dtn.com

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