OMAHA (DTN) -- Favorable Midwest conditions and no letup in dryness stress over winter corn areas of Brazil are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Friday.
MILD MIDWEST TREND
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for favorable conditions in the Midwest through the next seven days. Periods of light to moderate rain will occur along with seasonal temperatures. This combination is beneficial for row crop germination and early progress.
POSSIBLE SOUTHERN PLAINS RAIN
Southern Plains crops are in line for light to moderate rain during the next five days, followed by another possible rain system in the 10-day period. This precipitation offers a favorable scenario for winter wheat.
MORE NORTHERN PLAINS DROUGHT STRESS
Drought stress continues in the Northern Plains. Very little precipitation is featured in the seven-day forecast. Some frost occurrences are also possible during the middle of next week.
RAIN 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.
STORMY SOUTHEAST FORECAST
The southeastern U.S. has prospects for severe thunderstorms in the region during the weekend. Heavy amounts are possible in the western and central sectors. Eastern sectors have had dryness develop and will see only light precipitation totals.
MINIMAL PRAIRIES MOISTURE
Canadian Prairies crop areas remain in the grip of drought. Precipitation during the next seven days is expected to be only scattered and light. This meager moisture offers little benefit.
ADDITIONAL CENTRAL BRAZIL DRYNESS
Primary Brazil central crop areas again have little to no rainfall in the seven-day forecast. The dry season appears to be setting in across the region. This is unfavorable for second-crop corn which has largely been planted later than average.
ARGENTINA WEEKEND SHOWERS
The Argentina forecast brings locally heavy rain into central crop areas through the five-day period. This will be unfavorable for harvest.
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