Excessive rainfall and enhanced threat for flooding across central Italy and SW Balkan peninsula, Nov 20-22nd

The pattern is in place for persistent torrential rainfall across parts of the central Mediterranean, including central Italy and southwestern Balkans over the next 48-72 hours. Major flooding possible! The pattern across Europe is dominated by a deep low pressure area across much of western and southwestern Europe with a dominant cutoff low over France and a deep longwave trough extending into the Iberian peninsula, western Mediterranean and Algeria. The system produces strong low level southerly to southwesterly, advecting very warm and moist airmass into central and northern Mediterranean. Strong southerly and southwesterly flow will be encountering the Dinaric mountain range producing strong and very persistent orographic rainfall, locally enhanced by convective rainfall. Thunderstorms are expected along most of the … Continue reading Excessive rainfall and enhanced threat for flooding across central Italy and SW Balkan peninsula, Nov 20-22nd