Rounds of locally heavy rain turned deadly across southern France and northern Italy over the weekend.
At least three people have died due to the flooding, as more than a month's worth of rain fell in just days.
Nice, France, the population vacation destination and home to around 1 million, recorded 146 mm (5.76 inches) of rain since from January 16th through January 19th. The normal monthly rainfall in January is just 69 mm (2.72 inches).
Thousands of homes were left without power following the flooding over the weekend. Meanwhile, rescuers were forced to airlift more than 150 people to safety.
A general view taken from a helicopter shows flooded areas near Hyères, southern France, Monday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/ Anne-Christine Poujoulat, Pool)
The storm responsible for the recent flooding in southern France and northern Italy has shifted eastward as the heaviest rain is now falling across central Italy and western portions of the Balkan Peninsula.
Locally heavy rainfall can total 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) across central Italy as well as from southern Slovenia through Albania through Tuesday night.
This rainfall will likely cause some flooding problems while also increasing the threat for mudslides.
Drier weather is expected across the region on Wednesday with just some scattered showers.
Another storm system will take a nearly identical track from Thursday into Saturday which could renew flooding threats from southern France through the Balkans.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain and thunderstorms will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into the weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest over the course of four days, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place into this weekend.
Orionid meteors will streak across the night sky as the shower is set to peak late this week.
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