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Storm to Swing Across Southern Europe

Unsettled weather will be the theme across southern Europe through midweek as a system slowly tracks across the region.

The storm is expected to track across the Iberian Peninsula and into the Mediterranean Sea by Wednesday, spreading rain and snow over the region along its way.

Some of this rain will reach into the Balkans by Wednesday, but the bulk of the storm will focus on areas from Spain to Italy.

As much as 25 mm to 50 mm of rain is forecast to fall along the west coast of Italy, including cities such as Rome and Naples. Similar rainfall totals are expected along the northern coast of Spain.

Snow will also be a concern with this storm system as chilly air moves in from northern Europe.

"For parts of northern parts of the Meseta Central, this will be the coldest it's been all winter." said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Tyler Roys.

"People should watch out for icy spots in areas that typically don't see snow."

The highest snow is forecast to fall over the Cantabria and the Pyrenees with some snow falling in areas south of these mountains on Tuesday night.

This rain and snow can lead to more flooding issues, particularly near the Ebro River in Spain. This river has experienced flooding from recent storms that impacted the area.

"The Ebro River will have flooding issues through most of this week," said Roys.

Heavy mountain snow can also be expected over the Apennie Mountains in Italy.

This storm system will linger around the region heading into the second half of the week. However, it will slowly lose strength as it slowly spins over Italy.

Eventually, the storm will track eastward with rain and snow moving over the Balkans early this weekend.