Heavy Rainfall for Central Europe This Week

August 28, 2013; 11:00 AM ET
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Over the next few days, some heavy rainfall is likely for parts of central and southern Europe with a storm slowly moving through. Some of this may even result in flooding from Italy through southern Poland.

A storm that is currently over France will slowly push into the Alps of northern Italy and stall over the next few days. This storm is a welcome storm for some as the warm and humid around parts of Italy will be displaced with the storms around. Some locations over Italy has seen the dew points climbing into the lower 70s F (lower 20s C) over the past few days.

The threat for storms over Italy and through the rest of southeastern Europe will continue to increase and bring a change from the warm weather that has been seen. Rainfall on Monday will stretch from eastern France through the Alps and into Ukraine as a large swath of rain slowly moves eastward.

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By Tuesday, this rain looks to move very little and may even push westward into central France and push further south over the majority of Italy. The same area is likely to see rain through Wednesday as this storm remains over the same area.

Though there has not been much rainfall the past few weeks over central Europe, some locations could see over two inches of rain with this storm. If that occurs, there may be some flooding, primarily over northern Italy into Slovenia and even further north into southern Poland.

Reflection of the famous ferris wheel in Vienna, from Photos.com

One location that could see some heavier rainfall from this storm is Vienna, Austria. Rainfall this month sits at 1.28 inches, which is well below normal rainfall of 2.80 inches for the month. Over the next few days, however, the total rainfall could double for the month, and some of the more flood prone areas could see flooding.

Some other major cities that could experience flooding problems include: Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; Zagreb, Croatia.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert

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