A large area of high pressure will foster dry weather and mild air for southern parts of the United Kingdom and northern France for the rest of the week.
For London and southern England, skies will feature partly to mostly sunny skies each day through Sunday with high temperatures ranging from 13 C at the coast to 17 C farther inland (55-62 F). The normal high in London this time of the year is around 13 C (55 F).
Parisians and tourists enjoy a warm afternoon around the fountain of the Luxembourg garden in Paris, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
A weak frontal boundary passing through northern parts of the United Kingdom Friday night into Saturday will bring a few showers to Scotland and northern England but only some clouds to southern Wales and southern England.
Northern France, including Paris, will also bask in a stretch of dry and mild weather that will last into early next week.
Thursday featured plenty of sunshine for the Paris area; however, a weak frontal boundary brought more clouds on Friday.
There will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine both Saturday and Sunday, but dry weather will prevail along with comfortable temperatures.
The dry weather will then continue into early next week as high pressure builds overhead. This will result in plenty of sunshine both Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures through Tuesday will range from 17-19 C (62-66 F). The normal high in Paris during this stretch of time is 15 C (59 F).
As the skies darken Monday night, stargazers will have the chance to witness the streaking glow of the Ursid Meteor Shower, which will radiate from near Polaris.
While prospects for a white Christmas are grim along the I-95 corridor, many communities from the Great Lakes to the Rockies should enjoy the desired snowy scene for the holiday.
People who are dreaming of a white Christmas across the interior Northwest may see their dreams come true this year as another storm impacts the region.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring windy and wet weather to the British Isles and northern Europe.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
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