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    London and Paris Warmth Swept Away

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
    April 28, 2013, 4:07:11 AM EDT

    The warmth across western Europe the past several days is now nothing more than memory as a shot of significantly cooler air penetrated the region in the wake of a cold front during the past 24 hours.

    After enjoying another unusually mild day Thursday, a change to colder weather began on Friday and will continue right into next week for western Europe. Temperatures climbed near 20 C (around 70 F) for the third day in a row in London on Thursday while Paris was in the 20s C (70s F) once again. The warmth also spread into Luxembourg City and Frankfort.

    On Friday, highs only climbed into the lower and middle 10s C (50s F) in London, while temperatures actually fell in during the afternoon in Paris.

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    For both Berlin, Germany, and Madrid, Spain, Friday's highs in the lower 20s C (lower 70s F) will be replaced by highs in the lower 10s C (lower 50s F) on Saturday.

    The cool air will continue to spread to the south and east, bringing a noticeable drop in temperatures to places from northwestern Poland and the rest of Germany to Spain and Portugal on Saturday into Sunday.

    While the cool air invades western Europe, the opposite will take place across southeastern Europe with the number of places recording highs in the upper 20s C (lower 80s F) increasing through Saturday.

    A handful of communities across Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria should even crack 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) on Saturday and Sunday, providing quite the early taste of summer. The warm spell in these locales is expected to persist into next week.

    Meteorologist Eric Leister contributed to this story.

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