What Weather Could Impact Today’s Markets?


by Scott R. Kemper, DTN Associate Editor

OMAHA (DTN) — Rain in the eastern Midwest, minimal rain for the Southern Plains, flooding still possible for Northern Plains areas, and showers for Brazil are items for the attention of Monday’s commodity market.

Rain From Ohio River Valley to Delta

Rainfall from a quarter inch to three-quarters of an inch fell late in the weekend, and up to an inch additional is expected today. Most of the rest of the week will be drier, with a few light showers possible Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday are normal or below, but will rise to normal or above into the weekend.

Minimal Rain for Southern Plains

Monday morning radar shows some color in the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas, but totals are expected to be no more than a few hundredths of an inch. Tuesday will bring similar amounts. That may be enough to delay field work, especially in northern areas of the region, but it will bring little relief to dry wheat fields. Soil moisture conditions in central Kansas are generally adequate for crop needs at this time, but surrounding areas are still in need.

Northern Plains Flooding Still Possible

Bulletins from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate a possible concern for flooding in and near the Red River of North Dakota and Minnesota. The weekend brought light snow and rain to western areas of the Northern Plains. Cooler weather and only light precipitation will help reduce the risk of severe flooding.

Mixed Showers for Brazil

Showers and thunderstorms dropped from a half inch to 2 inches and locally heavier into Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso and southern Goias during the weekend. To the south, Santa Catarina and southwest Parana saw lighter showers, up to an inch. That will be good for plant maturation in the south, but may interfere with harvest in the north.

Scott Kemper can be reached at scott.kemper@telventdtn.com


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