While an area of area high pressure is over central Europe and brings a warming trend to western Europe this weekend, a strong low pressure system over the Atlantic will cause a cold front to impact Ireland on Saturday and parts of the United Kingdom Sunday.
This feature will spread heavy rain across Ireland. Rainfall amounts are expected to average 1.00-1.50 inches (25-38 mm) across Dublin with localized as high as 2.00 inches (51 mm) which will lead to areas of flooding.
Accompanying the heavy rain, south to southwesterly winds ahead of the cold front will average 30-40 mph (50-65 km/h) with gusts as high as 50 mph (80 km/h). As a result, power outages will occur across parts of Ireland on Saturday due to downed trees and power lines.
Heavy, gusty thunderstorms rumbled across the Upper Midwest on Saturday and caused disruptions to at least three college football games.
A planned launching of a rocket by SpaceX was halted early Saturday morning due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across South Korea and Japan next week.
The fall season will start of seasonable for Minneapolis as high pressure yields several pleasant days through midweek.
Locally heavy and gusty thunderstorms will erupt over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Saturday.
A surge of warmth will quickly be erased as thunderstorms and a cold front sweep through the Northeast on Sunday.
Centre County, PA (1792)
Quote from the diary of William Colbert, a Methodist Circuit Rider up in Centre County: "A very cold morning. It was surprising to see so much snow on the ground at this season of the year. The limbs of the peach trees broke, and large limbs of the oaks broke down, and saplings bent across the road. It began to snow last night before we went to bed. I came out of my way by Lamb's to Phillip Antes."
A total of 9 inches of rain in 6 hours causes flooding on Sugar Creek.
Central U.S. (1991)
Very early cold snap..... Location Temp Record Peoria, Ill. 32 33/1918 Burlington, Iowa 32 35/1918 Chicago, Ill. 36 38/1956 Indianapolis, Ind. 36 37/1956 Waterloo, Iowa 27 31/1971