OMAHA (DTN) -- Widespread precipitation for the central U.S. and unchanged forecasts for central Brazil and Argentina are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Friday.
WET MIDWEST FORECAST
The DTN Ag Weather forecast features wet conditions in the Midwest. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast through the seven-day period, offering benefits for soil moisture. Some flooding is also possible in the southern portion of the region.
RAIN, SNOW FOR SOUTHERN PLAINS
In the Southern Plains, a weekend storm system will bring moderate to heavy rain and snow across the region, including drought areas in the west. Blizzard conditions may be the result over the west. The track of this pattern will be important for precipitation prospects. Cold air will fill in behind the system for next week, but temperatures do not appear to be cold enough to cause damage at this time.
MIXED NORTHERN PLAINS PRECIPITATION
A mixed precipitation forecast is in effect over the Northern Plains. South Dakota has already had moderate to heavy snow with soil moisture benefit. Additional rain and snow are in store during the next week. North Dakota has only light precipitation in the forecast with limited soil moisture recharge.
RAIN PERIODS FOR DELTA
The Delta has a stormy forecast through the weekend with moderate to heavy rain. Some fieldwork delay is possible along with occasions of flooding and severe storm impact.
MORE RAIN FOR CENTRAL BRAZIL
Central Brazil crop areas again have moderate to heavy rain in the seven-day forecast. Soybean harvest and second-crop corn planting have further disruption and delay. In addition, soybean quality loss is noted along with numerous transportation delays due to wet roads. In the south, lighter rain is indicated through the next week.
LATE-ARRIVING ARGENTINA SHOWERS
Central Argentina has prospects for light to moderate rain during the next week. However, the rain is arriving too late to appreciably benefit corn and soybean yield prospects. Projections are now hovering around 45 million metric tons production for both corn and soybeans, notably lower than expectations earlier this crop year.
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