In Brazil, showers favored Mato Grosso, eastern Mato Grosso do Sul, southern Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul over the weekend. The showers in southern Brazil maintained favorable conditions for corn and soybeans, but dryness continues to build across north central and northeastern growing areas.
However, showers are expected to increase in northern Brazil later this week, with heavier showers expected during the 6-10 day period. These showers should lead to some improvement in soil moisture, but additional rainfall will be needed to end the dryness, particularly across northeastern growing areas.
Rains favored central Argentina over the weekend, with the heaviest amounts favoring northern Santa Fe, Cordoba and northern Buenos Aires. The rains across central Argentina continued to stall late planting of soybeans and maintained some wetness concerns. A few additional showers will be possible in central Argentina today, but drier weather is expected for the rest of the week, which should allow wetness to ease. Rains should mostly favor northern Argentina over the next 10 days, which will allow dryness to linger in far southwestern areas.
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