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Next Storm Targets UK and Ireland Wednesday Night Into Thursday

A storm brought rain, strong winds and even some wintry weather to Ireland and the United Kingdom early this week and another storm will impact the region on Thursday.

While Wednesday will bring a brief pause in the storminess, another cold front will blast across Ireland and the United Kingdom Wednesday night into Thursday. The front will produce a period of rain and gusty winds.

While the rainfall will generally not be heavy, downpours can lead to localized flooding problems.

Gusty winds will accompany and follow the frontal passage with widespread gusts of 50 kph (30 mph). A few isolated gusts to around 65 kph (40 mph) can lead to travel disruption.

The heaviest rain will pass through Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland Wednesday night before racing across Wales and England Thursday morning.

Behind this front, colder air will push into the region; however, unlike the most recent storm, any wintry showers will be limited to only the highest terrain.

By Thursday afternoon, steady rain will fall from northern France into Belgium and Netherlands.

A series of storms will continue the threat for rounds of showers and occasional gusty winds over the weekend and into early next week; however, the threat of damaging winds or flooding rainfall will be minimal.