Midwest is drier in northwestern areas in the 6-10 day period. An upturn in rains in central and northwestern areas later this week will stall corn and soybean drydown and harvesting.
Rains in central and southern areas should improve moisture for wheat, however. The 6-10 day period is wetter in eastern areas, and drier in northwestern areas. Temperatures are cooler in southern areas. The 11-15 day period is wetter in northwestern areas. Temperatures are unchanged.
-Plains are slightly wetter on Wednesday. Showers in east central and southeastern areas later this week should improve moisture slightly for wheat, although more significant rains will be needed to end dryness. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer in southern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northern areas. Temperatures are cooler in northwestern areas.
-Pacific Northwest is cooler in the 6-10 day period. Drier weather this week will favor planting in all but far eastern Idaho, where some snow may slow planting. The 6-10 day outlook is cooler. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in Washington. Temperatures are cooler in Idaho.
-Delta is cooler in northern areas in the 6-10 day period. Showers this week will slow corn and soybean drydown and harvesting, but will improve moisture for wheat. The 6-10 day outlook is cooler in northern areas. The 11-15 day outlook is warmer in southern areas.
-No changes for Argentina. Dryness will maintain stress on heading wheat in northwestern areas, while cool temperatures will continue to slow growth. The 6-10 day outlook is drier in southwestern areas.
-Brazil is wetter in Mato Grosso and Goias in the 6-10 day period. Rains will continue to replenish moisture in central and northern areas through next week ,which will favor early corn and soybean germination. The 6-10 day outlook is unchanged.
-No changes for Europe. Rains are improving moisture in Spain and southeastern Europe, which will favor winter wheat germination. Drier weather in east central and northeastern areas will favor summer crop harvesting.
-No changes for FSU. Rains in southeastern Ukraine and North Caucasus this week will maintain slow winter crop planting and summer crop harvesting. However, drier weather in central and western Ukraine and Central Region will favor fieldwork. Cold temperatures will slow planting and germination of winter crops, though.
-No changes for China. Showers in Northeast China today should result in only minor harvest delays for mature corn and soybeans. Drier weather in North China Plain and Yangtze Valley will favor harvest progress.
-No changes for Australia. Rains over the next few days in southeast Queensland should improve moisture a bit but dryness will continue in central Queensland and central South Australia.
-No changes for India. Abundant rains in central areas will favor any late soybean growth, while rains in Gujarat will maintain wetness concerns for groundnuts.