Commodities Market Impact Weather

Damaging Brazil Drought

Bryce Anderson
By  Bryce Anderson , DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
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OMAHA (DTN) -- Drought damage to Brazil's corn crop and U.S. rain targeting the eastern Midwest are the primary weather features for the commodity market's attention Tuesday.

EASTERN MIDWEST RAIN

The DTN ag weather forecast calls for moderate to heavy rain in the eastern Midwest through Wednesday. This moisture will bypass the drier northwest portion of the region. Low temperatures will slow crop emergence and early growth. There is also a chance for some light frost with the pattern in the next seven days.

SOUTHERN PLAINS SHOWERS

The Southern Plains have seen periods of rain move through the region during the early part of this week. Moderate showers will continue Tuesday before leaving. This bodes well for all developing crops in the region, especially winter wheat in the southwest that has had little rainfall as of late.

CHILLY AND DRY IN NORTHERN PLAINS

In the Northern Plains, temperatures will fall below freezing several days this week, which could damage emerged crops. Some showers is expected but will remain light. There is a better chance for more moderate showers during the coming weekend May 7-9.

MIXED DELTA OUTLOOK

The Delta will be dry with favorable planting conditions for the next few days. The weekend brings a new prospect for storms and moderate to heavy rain.

SOUTHEAST STORMS

The southeastern U.S. has several chances for showers and thunderstorms through the rest of the week. Rain is favorable for soil moisture but will disrupt further planting.

ADDITIONAL PRAIRIES DROUGHT

The Canadian Prairies have mainly below-normal temperatures in store through the next week. The pattern remains dry as well. Showers in the forecast for the coming weekend offer some benefit only for the southwest corner of the region.

DROUGHT LOWERS BRAZIL CORN CROP

Primary Brazil central crop areas remain in the grip of a very dry and hot pattern through the next seven days. 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. Production estimates for corn are being lowered in response to the heat and drought.

SHOWERS IN ARGENTINA

The Argentina forecast features periods of showers and mainly cool conditions during the balance of the week. This will cause some row crop harvest disruptions while offering beneficial conditions for the new wheat crop.

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