A disruptive snow will sink into south-central and southeastern Europe late this weekend, leading to travel troubles and slick spots for a portion of the continent.
Austria and Slovakia will see the most significant impact from the weekend snow, with 3-6 inches possible across the region. Snow will also impact Hungary, Poland and the Baltic States as well, with at least 1-3 inches possible across the region.
A separate disturbance already brought a accumulating snow on Saturday. Travel was difficult in the Low Countries, northern France and northern Germany. Snow in Brussels on Saturday did lead to difficult travel, but also some beautiful sights:
Bruxelles enneigée #snow #brussels #night #bruxelles #ixelles #buyl pic.twitter.com/0EfwJXJnLo— Anaïs Laporte (@AnaisLaporte) January 24, 2015
On Saturday night and Sunday, similar results are expected farther south and east. Krakow, Budapest and Warsaw could see similar scenes.
More severe travel disruptions area expected in Austria and Slovakia. Rain and flight delays are a concern for Sunday, on top of the expected local travel difficulties. The city of Kosice, Slovakia, is the largest city, expected to see more than 3 inches, although Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary will come close.
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According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Tyler Roys, this will be one of the more significant storms of the season for them. "Slovakia has missed out on major snow so far this winter. The have only had two days in Kosice with more than an inch of snow, at the most snow they have had on the ground there is three inches. This storm should surpass both those numbers."
The area will come under fire again on Tuesday, with an almost identical storm system moving into the region, before a much larger storm system impact the region during the end of the week.