Unusual European warmth will spread out northward from the Alps through midweek as rainy low pressure holds sway over the southwest.

An area centered upon Germany and reaching into neighboring lands will have high temperatures to between 70 and 75 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. And at least some of this area will be as warm again on Thursday. Such readings would be 15 to 20 degrees above normal for mid-April.

Meanwhile, a broad Atlantic storm will roll eastward to an area off northern Spain and western France as of midweek. This storm will trigger widespread rain over Portugal, Spain and France into the southern British Archipelago. Higher ground over Spain and northern Portugal will even be cold enough for snow.
Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews