Looks like a drenching in store

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Tuesday’s warm and sunny weather is likely to be replaced overnight by increasing cloudiness heralding the arrival of a broad mass of moisture now over the Netherlands, Denmark and southern Scandinavia, say forecasters.

High temperatures were expected to rise to between +16 and +20 degrees Celsius in most of the land by Tuesday evening, with the chance of light scattered rain punctuating a mostly sunny day with breezy southern winds. Overnight lows are not expected to dip far below +7 and +13.

Overnight to Wednesday the cloud cover will increase, however, bringing some light occasional rain. But by early Wednesday morning strong rainfall is expected to have reached the shores of Kurzeme province along with wind gusts between 10-15 meters per second on the coasts.

While eastern Latgale and Vidzeme provinces will see partly clearing skies and sunshine with less rain, the rest of the country can expect intense rainstorms lasting through the morning, afternoon and evening. High temperatures should rise to between +14 and +19 degrees, though staying cooler in Kurzeme between +10 and +13.

Rainfall levels could possibly reach an entire month’s worth of precipitation (50mm on average for May), so drivers are being warned of bad road conditions and possible flooding and washouts disrupting traffic Wednesday and Thursday.

The downpours are expected to last through Thursday with temperature and wind conditions remaining about the same throughout the wet mid-week.

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