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Snow to fall in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris on Tuesday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
1/20/2019, 10:42:37 AM

Parts of western Europe, including much of Netherlands, Belgium and France will look like a winter wonderland on Tuesday.

A storm tracking from the United Kingdom into western Europe will clash with cold air resulting in the first widespread accumulating snowfall of the year.

Snow will begin during the morning hours in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris before spreading southward across central France during the afternoon hours.

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Snow will continue to fall at times into Wednesday night from near the coast of the North Sea all the way to just north of the Mediterranean Sea in the higher terrain north of Montpellier and Marseille, France.

While the snow is not expected to be heavy, it will be enough to accumulate 2-8 cm across northern France, Belgium and Netherlands, with the exception being the immediate coastline where slightly higher temperatures will limit any lasting accumulation.

Travel disruptions are expected due to slippery roadways both Tuesday and Tuesday night.

As the snow spreads into the higher terrain of the Massif Central, 8-15 cm (3-6 inches) are possible before the snow tapers off Wednesday evening. The highest locations could have as much as 20 cm (8 inches) of fresh snowfall.

Snow will also fall in the Pyrenees where widespread snowfall of 15-30 cm (6-12 inches) is expected with up to 60 cm (24 inches) on the peaks.

As the storm dives south and east it will bring snow to the higher terrain of Corsica as well as central and northern Italy from Wednesday into Thursday.

Snow will also fall across the highest elevations of northern Spain with rain affecting lower elevations from Madrid to Barcelona from Tuesday into Wednesday.

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