OMAHA (DTN) -- Continued dry conditions in the central Brazil forecast and weekend rain for the Midwest are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Friday.
WEEKEND MIDWEST RAIN
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for additional Midwest rain during the weekend, with a new rain system indicated during the middle of next week. Rainfall has generally been favorable for easing drought and recharging soil moisture profiles. Some disruption to row crop fieldwork is noted in the southeastern sector of the region due to heavier precipitation.
MORE SOUTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS
Soil moisture for winter wheat and row crop fieldwork in the Southern Plains is greatly improved after recent rain. Active weather continues into next week, though with much less widespread moderate to heavy precipitation, allowing soils to drain for early fieldwork.
DROUGHT DEEPENS IN NORTHERN PLAINS
In the Northern Plains, drought conditions continue to deepen. Little to no precipitation is forecast for the region during the next seven days.
ADDITIONAL DELTA RAIN
In the Delta, recent showers have brought an increase in soil moisture while also disrupting fieldwork and planting. Additional rain is in store for the region both during the coming weekend and during next week.
MORE DRYNESS IN CENTRAL BRAZIL
Dry conditions again highlight the central Brazil forecast through the next week. This pattern is favorable for soybean harvest progress and completion of planting second-crop corn. However, the drier trend leads to concern over the prospect of the rainy season coming to an early end and puts second-crop corn yield prospects in jeopardy.
VARIABLE ARGENTINA RAIN
Central Argentina has rain in the forecast through the weekend. The moisture is favorable for filling corn and soybeans but will cause some delay in early harvest. Lighter rain amounts in the seven-day time frame will allow for better harvest progress.
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