A couple lines of thunderstorms are blasting through France Saturday evening local time.
Winds gusted to 66 mph at Troyes as the storms approached the city 80 miles southeast of Paris.
Thunderstorm winds gusted to 70 mph with the same line of storms at Chalons, France.
Thunderstorms are moving away from Paris after hammering some of the French Capital's suburbs.
Damaging wind gusts are the main threat from the storms.
These thunderstorms will continue to race eastward through the night. See the current radar for France
London could also get thunder and lightning as rain breaks out over much of England Saturday night. However, severe storms are not expected.
The trigger of the thunderstorm outbreak will be a cold front from the Atlantic Ocean that will dislodge a mass of hot air originating in northwestern Africa.
Berlin, Germany, is forecast to reach 37.8 degrees C (100 degrees F) Sunday; this will be the first time that it will be this warm since the summer of 2010.
Sunday, the threat area will shift eastward along with the cold front, spanning much of Germany into eastern France and Switzerland. Strong, gusty thunderstorms could reach Berlin by Sunday evening.
Welcome relief from the heat will follow the thunderstorm outbreak for central and western Europe and the extreme heat is found over eastern Europe and western Russia.
Above content contributed by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Mark Paquette and Dave Samuhel
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
A storm system will bring snow and ice to parts of the mid-Atlantic and the South through Monday.
After a chilly weekend, a milder week is ahead for the Cleveland area.
Rainy weather is expected midweek for the Detroit area.
After a chilly start to the week, temperatures will climb in the coming days across the Dallas area.
No rain is in sight for Southern California this week. Sunshine and mild weather will prevail.
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