Pair of Storms Dampen Paris, London and Berlin Through Midweek

A storm tracking through the United Kingdom will bring showers and even a couple of thunderstorms to the British Isles through Wednesday morning.

Numerous showers are expected across Ireland and the United Kingdom on Tuesday with scattered thunderstorms across England.

Conditions will begin to improve Tuesday night in the south; however, a soaking rain will develop across Scotland and continue through midday Wednesday.

Elsewhere, there will be a few showers in Ireland on Wednesday with largely dry weather across Wales and England.

Meanwhile, a separate storm will track eastward from France into Italy igniting thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall through the day on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms will develop across southern France on Tuesday elevating the threat for flash flooding only days after parts of the French Riviera experienced deadly flooding.

Europe: Rain Returns to the United Kingdom

Farther north, showers are expected across northern France while showers and thunderstorms dampen the day across western Germany, Belgium and Netherlands.

Thunderstorms will consolidate into an area of heavy rain stretching from Switzerland into southern Germany, western Austria and northern Italy Tuesday night.

Downpours will continue on Wednesday with the heaviest rainfall from Austria into northeastern Italy and the northwestern Balkans. Flash flooding will remain a threat as rainfall rates in excess of 25 mm (1 inch) per hour are possible.

Showers will continue on Thursday from Germany southward into the western Balkans; however, the threat for heavy rainfall and flooding will have ended.

High pressure will bring dry weather to areas from England to western Germany and France.

In the longer range, Hurricane Joaquin will track across the northern Atlantic, and although it will be in a weakened state, impacts are still possible this weekend or early next week anywhere from Spain and Portugal to the British Isles.