A powerful frontal boundary blasted across Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday with gusty winds and heavy rainfall.
The heaviest rainfall fell in London during the evening and overnight hours.
Ahead of and during the frontal passage, winds over 40 mph occurred along with a period of moderate to heavy rainfall.
Large waves crash onto the road in the coastal village of Carnlough, Northern Ireland, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Similar large waves will impact the region Friday night into Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Flooding is again be a concern as heavy rainfall falling on already saturated ground can quickly renew flooding problems.
Paris had a period of rain later Friday night into Saturday morning before the front pushed farther east.
The front will continue to weaken as it continues eastward across Europe; however, the low pressure center will shift southward, just west of Scotland leading to more unsettled weather for Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday.
While squally showers will be common across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland on Saturday, the wind will be the bigger story.
Wind gusts over 50 mph are expected to be common from Northern Ireland through Ireland and into Wales and southwest England. Isolated gusts over 70 mph will be possible in western Ireland and other exposed coastal locations. The highest winds seen in the U.K. was a gust to 84 mph in Aberdaron.
Another concern is that phenomenal waves will batter the coast of Northern Ireland, Ireland and southwest England into Saturday.
Waves over 10 meters (33 feet) are expected, which can lead to widespread coastal flooding and closure of roadways near the coast.
A very stormy pattern is expected to continue through next week across Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The second half of the week looks to be noticeably cooler and less humid in the Chicago area.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Severe storms will rumble through parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, early Tuesday night.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
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4.5" diameter hail.
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