High pressure settled into western Europe will keep it dry across much of the continent through the end of the week. However, the United Kingdom is bracing for a storm for the weekend.
Following the rounds of heavy rain across Italy the last few weeks, this will be a welcomed change for southern Europe.
Temperatures are expected to be near average in places like Rome, Madrid and Budapest with sunshine into the weekend. Places across France and the United Kingdom will have clouds and even some showers moving in by Friday.
Some places in central Europe have had very little precipitation so far in December. One day of a little rain and snow in Budapest has the capital with only 3% of the average. Madrid has been completely dry in December so far, compared to the normal 0.50 of an inch.
In this picture taken from the ancient Colosseum, pedestrians walk around the 2,000-year-old monument on a sunny winter day, in Rome, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
The biggest concern going into the weekend will be the chance of gusty winds across Ireland and the United Kingdom this weekend. AccuWeather.com meteorologists continue to monitor a storm brewing in the northern Atlantic that threatens wind gusts over 50 mph in Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.
The exact timing and location of the highest wind gusts are difficult to pin down this far out, but Saturday afternoon and evening seem to have the strongest winds.
Be sure to check back with AccuWeather.com for developments on the incoming storm this weekend.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Following a mild Thanksgiving and Black Friday, noticeably cooler air will return to the Northeast this weekend.
Sandra remains on track to make landfall in northern Mexico on Saturday, but it will be much weaker than its current hurricane status.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential to cause flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
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