Thursday Morning Agri-News and Weather

Grain futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery rose .25 cent to $6.4550 a bushel; December corn fell 2.50 cents to 4.2975 a bushel; December oats were .25 cent lower at $3.3625 a bushel; while November soybeans rose .50 cents to $13.15 a bushel.

Beef higher and pork lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle rose .08 cent to $1.3275 a pound; November feeder cattle was .45 cent higher at $1.6465 a pound; while December lean hogs fell .83 cent to $.8637 a pound.

Today’s Weather Outlook

A weak disturbance is moving through the area today, followed by another one on Saturday. Some forecast models are showing that the Saturday front may gather strength with moderate amounts of precipitation, while others disagree and say light sprinkles are in order. Today, we will just see spotty showers or sprinkles and it not should interfere with the remaining harvest work to be done. The high pressure dome over us is pretty much keeping rain and moisture from really developing into significant storms or even moderate rainfalls.

Today: Isolated sprinkles between 9am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. South southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 54. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers before midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.

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