Thunderstorms and torrential rain lash parts of UK

Met Office warns of ‘risk to life’ and issues amber rain warning for south England, Wales and West Midlands

Torrential rain fell across swaths of the UK causing flooding and travel disruption with extreme thunderstorms set to pose a potential “risk to life”.

The Met Office issued an amber rain warning for London and the south-east, south-west, Wales and the West Midlands from 4pm on Thursday until 6am on Friday.

Subtropical Storm Alberto makes landfall along Florida Panhandle

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season’s first storm, Alberto, made landfall along the Friday panhandle late Monday afternoon. It came ashore in Laguna Beach, Florida, which is just west of Panama City, as a subtropical storm. That means that it did not have all of the characteristics of a purely tropical system and was more of a hybrid cyclone.

Overcast skies but no rain predicted for Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be overcast but rain is not expected to dampen parades honoring Mainers who died serving their country, according to the National Weather Service offices in Caribou and Gray.

Temperatures are expected only to peak in the low- to mid-60s throughout the day as cloud cover remains heavy.

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Clouds, scattered showers to dampen Memorial Day weekend in Maine

Clouds and scattered showers will dampen Memorial Day weekend in Maine this year, although the holiday weekend weather will be a sharp contrast from conditions on either side of it.

Sunny, hot weather on Friday with temperatures in the upper 80’s will change overnight to cloud cover that will persist through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered showers are predicted to fall overnight Friday after 1 a.m., the service said.


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