OMAHA (DTN) -- A dry forecast for central Brazil and a new rain system indicated for the central United States during the next week are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Friday.
WESTERN MIDWEST RAIN CHANCE
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain in the western Midwest during the next week. This will benefit soil moisture, including the extreme drought area of northwest Iowa. Dry areas in the immediate Great Lakes, however, have little improvement from this event.
MORE SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN
In the Southern Plains, additional rain is in store during the five-day period. Moderate to locally heavy amounts will add to recent soil moisture improvement following very heavy precipitation in the past seven days.
LIGHT NORTHERN PLAINS PRECIPITATION FORECAST
Northern Plains areas still need moisture. North Dakota had its driest September-through-February period on record. A storm system early next week could spread more widespread showers across the region, but models are mixed on benefit potential.
BRIEF DRY SPELL IN DELTA
The Delta will have a brief run of drier conditions during the coming weekend after receiving moderate to heavy rain during the past week. This drier period comes to an end early next week with a return of stormy conditions with moderate to heavy rain.
DRY BRAZIL FORECAST
Primary safrinha corn areas of central Brazil have below normal rainfall in the 10-day forecast. This is unfavorable for soil moisture prospects as the crop moves further along in vegetative stages. Drier conditions will allow continued soybean harvest progress.
VARIABLE ARGENTINA RAIN
Argentina crop areas had beneficial rain earlier this week. Additional precipitation is indicated for northern and central areas during the next seven days. Southern crop areas will have notably lighter amounts.
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