Showery Easter Sunday Across Europe

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
April 20, 2014; 2:24 AM ET
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Persistent showers across much of Europe will make for a soggy day or two through the Easter holiday being celebrated across the continent.

Two disturbances will be providing just enough moisture to bring clouds and some showers this weekend.

The larger system already brought showers from Greece and Bulgaria to Belarus and Poland on Saturday.

Many areas received enough rain to wet the ground with this system, but widespread heavy rain was not observed with most places picking up less than 25 mm of rain.

Volker Kraft fixes an egg at an apple tree decorated with about 10,000 painted Easter eggs in their garden in Saalfeld, central Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Kraft family has decorated their tree for Easter for more than 40 years. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

The second system dipping into Europe brought more showers to Europe on Saturday, namely from France to Italy.

A pair of weak storm system pushing onshore in Portugal and Spain will bring showers through most of the day on Easter Sunday. This could dampen the city of Seville, Spain, where the processions de Semana Santa have been taking place all week.

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Intermittent showers will also stretch from Wales, southern England and France back to Poland, Ukraine, Greece and northern Italy.

After two days of rain in the city of Rome some drier weather looks to finally be in the forecast for Sunday. A few lingering clouds could be around during the morning, but sunshine will be breaking through for Sunday afternoon.

Pope Francis greets faithful as he arrives at the Don Gnocchi Foundation Center in Rome on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014. This pre-Easter ritual is designed to show his willingness to serve like a "slave." (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

In total, the amount of rain in most locations on Sunday will stay near 15 mm (or about 0.6 of an inch) or less, but it will be enough to cause nuisance to outdoor activities and ceremonies throughout the day.


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