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UK Unsettled Through Saturday; Drier Days Ahead for France and Spain

A series of fast-moving low pressure systems will bring several days of wet weather to Ireland and the United Kingdom this week.

The rain that overspread Ireland, northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England on Tuesday will shift eastward Tuesday night into Wednesday dampening London Tuesday night and then areas from Scotland and northern England through coastal parts of eastern England on Wednesday.

While there can be some showers in southern Ireland and southwest England on Wednesday, much of the day will be dry.

Farther east, dry weather is expected for the rest of the week across Germany with afternoon high temperatures a couple of degrees above normal and seasonably cool nighttime low temperatures.

A frontal boundary will then cause showers across all of the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday, though rainfall will generally last for 30 minutes or less.

Another storm will approach from the Atlantic on Friday bringing spells of rain to England, Wales, Ireland and northern Ireland. Scotland will be largely dry with nothing more than a brief shower.

Europe: Wet and Soggy in Spain, France and UK

Rainfall will linger into Saturday across much of the United Kingdom and Ireland; however, the weather will improve during the afternoon with less rainfall and even a few sunny periods.

High pressure building over north-central Europe will then bring drier, milder weather to the region early next week.

Meanwhile, unsettled weather will persist for one more day across northern Spain and France before drier and milder weather arrives from Thursday through Saturday.

Expect scattered showers across much of France and northern Spain on Wednesday; however, locally heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected across southeastern France resulting in the threat for flooding in Marseille, Nice and Lyon.

This heavy rain threat will shift into Switzerland and northern Italy on Wednesday night with widespread showers and thunderstorms continuing across Italy on Thursday.

High pressure centered over eastern Europe on Wednesday will begin to shift westward on Thursday and Friday blocking an Atlantic storm system from reaching Spain and France resulting in dry weather for much of both countries. The exception will be northwestern Spain and northeastern France where a frontal boundary will cause some rainfall both Thursday and Friday.

Elsewhere across Spain and France, dry weather will prevail with some sunshine on Thursday and Friday.

Dry weather is forecast across all of France this weekend, with more sunshine and above-normal temperatures.

A storm from the Atlantic will approach Spain this weekend. Rainfall could arrive as early as Saturday in southern and western Spain before spreading across more of the country on Sunday.