Despite a new month, the story will be the same for northwestern Europe as the string of storms continues through the first week of March.
Over the past week, several smaller but still potent storms have brought strong winds and rounds of showers to much of the United Kingdom and Ireland. In the UK, December and January were the wettest on record.
Through early Sunday, a swath of rain will plow through parts of Ireland and into northern England and southern Scotland. Snow can fall in northern Scotland. Widespread damaging winds are not expected, but a few gusts can reach 65 kph (40 mph).
While the quick-moving storm this weekend will feature showers and breezy conditions, a stronger storm system will emerge from the North Atlantic late Sunday.
Rain is expected to spread across the British Isles late Sunday with western Wales and western Ireland receiving the heaviest precipitation. In those areas, 25 mm (1 inch) of rain can fall with lesser amounts farther inland. Thereafter, wet weather will dive into France and northern Spain through Monday.
Although rain amounts will not be excessive, any additional rain is not welcome in southern England and parts of Wales that have had extensive flooding problems recently.
High winds, gusting between 65 and 95 kph (40 to 60 mph), will be a concern along the west coast of France Sunday night and Monday. Downed trees and power lines are possible.
Looking ahead, the persistently wet and windy weather pattern should continue through next week across the UK and Ireland. There are some indications that a drier stretch of weather may unfold the week after next.
Severe thunderstorms are set to return to the corridor from Little Rock to Oklahoma City to Dallas to close out Wednesday.
A plane carrying 58 people crashed in Taiwan Wednesday evening local time amid heavy rain and gusty winds from former Typhoon Matmo.
Tropical Depression Two has lost its battle to become the next Atlantic tropical storm, but it will still increase shower activity across the Caribbean to end the week.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Dallas will face consistent temperatures with a beating sun for the next several days and into the weekend.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean (1788)
(22nd-24th) George Washington Hurricane; After causing ship disasters off SW Bermuda, the storm moved NW over Tidewater, NC and VA to pass right over George Washington's Mt. Vernon plantation. On July 24th, George Washington wrote in his diary: "About noon the wind suddenly shifted from NE to SW and blew the remaining part of the day violently from that quarter. The tide this time rose near higher than it was ever known to do, driving boats, etc. into fields, where no tide had ever been heard of before, and most, it is apprehended, having done infinite damage on their wharves at Alexandria, Norfolk, Baltimore, etc. At home all day."
Canton, IL (1975)
A tornado ripped through a 3-block section of downtown, killing 2 people, injuring 75 and creating $5 million damage. A 15-foot wooden plank was driven through an auto engine block, splitting the front of the car in two. The woman driving was not injured. National Guardsmen were called in to prevent looting.
Columbus, OH (1979)
This is the first year in 101 years of record keeping at Columbus in which the temperature has not reached 90 degrees by July 23rd.