Saturday was a stellar day across much of the U.K. Temperatures soared to near 20C near London. And, Sunday could prove slightly warmer.
Following months of stormy weather, high pressure brought this stretch of unseasonable warmth and plenty of sunshine to the United Kingdom, Ireland and western Europe.
A wet February for much of the U.K. came on the heels of record-setting rainfall earlier this winter. In the U.K., December and January were the wettest on record.
High pressure has shifted to the southwest this weekend allowing some showers to occur across Scotland; however, dry weather will continue across much of Ireland, Wales and England. Despite a mixture of clouds and sunshine temperatures will remain well above normal this weekend.
The Eiffel Tower rises from behind blossoming flowers and trees in Paris, France, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
Stormy weather will return to Ireland and the United Kingdom during the first half of next week with both spells of rain and strong winds. Meanwhile, dry and warm weather will hold on from France into Spain and Portugal.
The threat of severe weather will shift east into Tuesday night with storms set to erupt from South Dakota to Texas.
More heavy rains and flooding problems in southern Brazil, northern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Wednesday.
Fall air will erase the record warmth that has been gripping the Northeast, while chilly air is set to charge into the Midwest by week's end.
Temperatures will seem like they are on a roller coaster ride in the Detroit area as we head into the month of October.
Locally damaging thunderstorms may travel across a thousand-mile stretch as a new storm system pushes across the Central states Wednesday through Friday.
Unusually high water temperatures throughout the North Pacific Ocean have brought sightings of uncommon species to the area as well as concerns from researchers about how it could affect native species.
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Hurricane generated storm wave - killed 2,000. 12-foot tides; central pressure 970 mb; 100+ mph winds.
Two-day Deluge of Rain Table Rock, SC 7.01 inches Anderson, SC 5.44 inches Highlands, NC 9.91 inches Atlanta, GA 5.85 inches Athens, GA 9.03 inches
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A total of one inch of rain in 15 minutes with hail one inch in diameter.