Fox News Weather Center

Storm to Bring Renewed Flooding Threat to France and Italy Next Week

While one storm system is still lashing Italy and southeastern France with heavy rain and thunderstorms, a second storm next week will give only a short break from unsettled weather for the region.

This new storm will move from the Atlantic Ocean across northern Spain and southern France before moving into Italy and eventually eastern Europe.

Showers will occur from the United Kingdom into northern France, briefly dampening London and Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, a corridor of heavy rain will soak areas from southern France into northern Italy where flooding is a concern.

While it is still too early to determine the exact areas that will experience flooding, anyone living or traveling across the region should be prepared for possible travel disruptions.

The potential exists for widespread rainfall of 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) with localized amounts up to 150 mm (6 inches).

On the southern side of this storm, thunderstorms will rumble across northern Spain on Tuesday and Wednesday before shifting into Italy from Thursday into late next week.

This storm system will also pull much cooler air southward with an unseasonable chill to be felt from England and the Netherlands to southern France. This cooler air mass will arrive on Tuesday and last into Thursday.

As the storm system moves eastward, the threat for rain and thunderstorms will shift into the Balkans late next week.