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Snow to cause slick travel across Spain on Wednesday night

A storm system will interact with cold air from the north to produce snow and travel disruptions across Spain on Wednesday night.

A storm will bring rain into northwestern Spain Wednesday afternoon with downpours occurring in Galicia. This rainfall could result in some minor travel delays.

As the storm moves farther inland, rain will fall across much of Spain Wednesday evening.

Cold air will rush southward, interacting with the storm and causing the rain to change to snow across the Cantabrian Mountains, Leon Mountains and the Pyrenees.

While snowfall will not be heavy outside of the highest peaks, a general 2-8 cm (1-3 inches) will accumulate with amounts as high as 15 cm (6 inches) in the Canatabrians.

The rain will mix with and change to snow in the Iberian Mountains and the Meseta Central and accumulate up to 8 cm (3 inches).

North of the Meseta Central, rain will change to snow with minor accumulations. This includes Leon, Salamanca and Burgos where snowfall will cause slippery travel Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Accumulations will generally be 2 cm (1 inch) or less across Meseta Norte.

South of the Meseta Central, rain will mix with snow at times later Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but no accumulation is expected. This includes Madrid, Toledo, Caceres and Cuenca.

Travel conditions will improve during the day on Thursday as precipitation becomes lighter and changes to mainly rain across much of Spain.

Largely dry weather will prevail from Friday into the weekend with nothing more than a brief shower throughout the country.