Commodities Market Impact Weather

Midwest Rain Pattern

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Prospects for the U.S. Midwest to have favorable rainfall during the next seven days and very limited moisture for winter corn areas of Brazil are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Wednesday.

FAVORABLE MIDWEST RAIN FORECAST

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rainfall during the balance of the week in the southern and eastern Midwest, with lighter amounts over the remainder of the region. The rain will offer favorable moisture for seed germination and early growth. Another system next week could offer similar benefits.

SOUTHERN PLAINS MOISTURE

The Southern Plains had moderate to heavy rain on Tuesday and more heavy rain is expected across the east on Wednesday. Some showers will develop over the southwest, but the region will remain relatively dry through the weekend. A system next week offers the chance for drier areas of the southwestern Plains as well.

LIMITED NORTHERN PLAINS DROUGHT RELIEF

In the Northern Plains, variable temperatures are featured during the next week. Showers cross the region during the end of this week but will offer very little easing of drought in most-affected areas.

STORMS FOR DELTA

The Delta has a new round of storms and locally heavy rain in store through the next few days. The rain will disrupt planting progress along with causing possible flooding.

DRIER SOUTHEAST TREND

The southeastern U.S. continues with a drier pattern ahead during the next several days. This will be favorable for fieldwork. Storms are indicated to move into the region later this week.

CONTINUED PRAIRIES DRY PATTERN

Canadian Prairies crop areas remain in the grip of drought. Precipitation the next week is expected to be only scattered and light.

ONGOING DRYNESS IN BRAZIL

Primary Brazil central crop areas have little to no rain in the seven-day forecast. The end of the rainy season appears to be starting for central Brazil. This is unfavorable for the second-crop corn which has largely been planted later than average.

RAIN RETURNS TO ARGENTINA

The Argentina forecast is back to featuring moderate to heavy rain during the next week. This will be unfavorable for harvest.

SCATTERED EUROPE RAINFALL

Primary Europe crop areas have periods of showers in store during the next week to 10 days. This pattern will be closely watched for potential improvement in crop moisture.

LIGHT BLACK SEA SHOWERS

Russia and Ukraine crop areas have favorable crop moisture going into late spring. A cooler pattern in the next week will slow the pace of crop development but no cold weather damage is expected.

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

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