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A new Arctic blast towards central Europe and Mediterranean early next week

Models are in good agreement for a new cold Arctic blast towards the central Europe and Mediterranean later this weekend and early next week, as a strong cold front will be pushed from the north on Sunday through Monday and Tuesday, pushing all the way south towards the SW Balkan peninsula and S Italy. It will bring fresh snow into the Alps as well as some fresh snow also into higher terrain of WSW Balkan peninsula including W Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, SW Serbia, Montenegro and surroundings. GFS model for example is simulating excessive amounts of snow (50+ cm) across W Balkan peninsula (SW Bosnia, Montenegro).

Behind the cold front, strong NNE flow will drop temperatures well below average, so expect a cold next week with a lot of frost locally! Refer to other posts for temperature outlooks.

500 mb forecast for Monday. Map by

Stay tuned for further updates on the evolution of this strong trough next days!