Commodities Market Impact Weather

Showers Benefiting Winter Wheat in US

John Baranick
By  John Baranick , DTN Meteorologist

MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- Showers spreading from the Plains into the Midwest and the generally favorable conditions in South America are the weather factors holding the market's attention Thursday.

SHOWERS SPREADING THROUGH MIDWEST

Scattered showers will move through the Midwest over the next several days, causing some delays to harvest but filling soils for winter wheat. Some showers may continue into next week but would likely be isolated. With temperatures remaining above normal, conditions should favor harvest after the showers leave.

SCATTERED SHOWERS IN SOUTHERN PLAINS

Scattered showers will continue in the Southern Plains through Saturday before moving eastward. This will benefit winter wheat planting and development but cause some delays to the harvest. Dry conditions follow for next week and temperatures should remain above normal, which may cause heat stress to any areas that might be missed from the showers this week.

ISOLATED SHOWERS IN NORTHERN PLAINS

Scattered showers moving through the Northern Plains will cause some harvest delays over the next day or two, but dryness will return with good harvest conditions again this weekend into next week. The drought continues, however.

ISOLATED SHOWERS HINDERING DELTA HARVEST

Some pop-up showers may develop in the Delta through the weekend that could hinder harvest progress but would benefit winter wheat.

BENEFICIAL SOUTHEAST HARVEST WEATHER

Warm and dry conditions in the Southeast are promoting maturing cotton and continued harvest progress. For the most part, these conditions should continue through the weekend with scattered showers returning next week.

COOL AND DRY IN THE BLACK SEA

Recent showers have been good for winter wheat establishment in Ukraine and western Russia, though parts of Russia could still benefit from additional showers. A large blocking high pressure system will keep the region cool and dry through next week.

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS FOR BRAZIL

Scattered showers continue over central Brazil while showers are developing over the south with a couple of systems moving through. The active weather is promoting soybean and full-season corn planting and favoring reproductive to filling wheat.

SCATTERED SHOWERS IN ARGENTINA

Scattered showers will move through Argentina with another couple of systems through the weekend. Showers are scattered and some areas are being missed, but the active pattern continues to favor corn and soybean planting overall, along with reproductive to filling wheat.

John Baranick can be reached at john.baranick@dtn.com

John Baranick