A series of storms brought unsettled weather to much of Ireland and the United Kingdom this week; however, more tranquil weather is expected from Sunday into next week.
A storm system will bring some spells of rain and showers to the region through Saturday, but any heavy rainfall will be limited to Friday. Although there can be some local downpours, no flooding is expected from this storm.
The greatest threat for a soaking rain will be from northern Ireland into Scotland, with just some passing showers across the rest of Ireland, Wales and England.
By Saturday, there will only be some lingering showery spells across Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as high pressure builds southwest of Ireland.
This area of high pressure will dominate the weather across the region for the bulk of next week.
A weak frontal boundary crossing Ireland and northern parts of the United Kingdom from Sunday night into Monday will bring some brief showers; otherwise, dry weather will prevail.
Temperatures will be 2-4 C (3-7 F) above normal through next week, following several days of cool weather this week.
While the weather will be trending toward tranquil early next week, attention will need to be given to the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland which erupted early on Friday. International air travel could become impacted across the U.K. and North Atlantic depending on the weather currents and the amount of ash that is released into the air over the next several days.
The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest into Wednesday evening.
Areas from Central America to southeastern Mexico, western Cuba and southern Florida will be on alert into next week as a tropical system may form.
Warmth will build and evolve into a heat wave across a significant part of the western United States this week.
Rounds of heavy thunderstorms will raise the risk of flooding across the south-central United States into Friday.
Temperatures and humidity levels will throttle back as dry air expands southward in the northeastern United States through the middle of the week.
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Johnstown, PA (1889)
Flood disaster. Heavy rains caused overtopping of 90-foot high earthen dam Conemaugh River, 14 miles north in the mountains. The dam gave way and a torrent water roared down on the city at 50 mph. The force of the water moved a 48-ton 1 mile. Over 2,100 people died.
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