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Showery Easter Weekend Across Europe

Persistent showers across much of Europe for Good Friday through this weekend will make for a soggy day or two through the Easter holiday being celebrated across the continent.

Two disturbances will be providing just enough moisture to bring clouds and some showers this weekend.

The larger system starting around southeastern Europe on Good Friday will bring showers from Greece and Bulgaria to Hungary and Romania throughout the day. Saturday, these showers will expand farther north, bringing rain drops for Ukraine and Poland.

Most areas are not expected to get heavy rain with this system, but higher terrain could receive about an inch before Sunday morning.

The second system dipping into Europe will extend showers from Scandinavia into Germany, Switzerland and Austria through Friday night. Most of the rain Saturday, however, will reach into Switzerland, southeastern France and the majority of Italy.

A weak low pressure area will be pushing onshore in Portugal and Spain Saturday afternoon, bringing showers through most of the day on Easter Sunday. This could dampen the city of Seville, Spain, where the processions de Semana Santa have been taking place all week.

Intermittent showers will also stretch from Wales, southern England and France back to Poland, Ukraine, Greece and northern Italy.

This does mean, however, that after two days of rain, the city of Rome will be drying out around dawn Easter morning. Clouds are still expected to continue through the morning Sunday, but sunshine will be breaking through for the afternoon.

In total, the amount of rain in most locations on Sunday will stay near 15 mm (or about 0.6 of an inch) or less, but it will be enough to cause nuisance to outdoor activities and ceremonies throughout the day.