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.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
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