Several consecutive days of heavy rainfall have led to devastating flooding across much of northern and central Italy.
A series of potent frontal systems crossed the peninsula starting this past weekend. For many, Thursday marked a fifth consecutive day with over a half of an inch (13 millimeters) of rainfall.
The river city of Venice was hardest hit by heavy rainfall as flood waters in the city on Sunday reached its sixth highest level since records began in 1872, according to the Italian Weather Service, and the highest since 2008.
In recent days, the state of Tuscany has endured the brunt of flooding concerns. On Wednesday, the governor of the state, Enrico Rossi, pleaded for help from the country's army after over a handful of bridges were destroyed and four people lost their lives, according to Reuters.
Some Italian meteorological officials blame global warming for the marked increase and ferocity of storms in recent years, noting that November precipitation totals have exceeded 100 mm (3.93 inches) 11 times in the last 40 years and seven times since 1999. The country averages 80 mm (3.14 inches) of rain for the month.
After a trough of low pressure exited the region on Thursday, much of northern and central Italy will be dry Thursday night through Saturday as an area of high pressure takes control, according to AccuWeather.com meteorologists. This will allow flood waters to recede and provide residents the opportunity to assess property damage.
After another storm system crosses through for the first half of next week, dry weather is expected to return for much of the remainder of November.
Rounds of severe thunderstorms, including the potential for flooding rain and tornadoes, will continue to erupt over the central United States this week.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
Conditions will become favorable for tropical development over the Atlantic Ocean, in the vicinity of the southeastern United States toward the end of May and into early June.
Frequent showers are expected throughout the music festival that will take place in late June.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Showers and thunderstorms may strike during Corpus Christi events across Germany on Thursday.
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