Gonzalo to Deliver Drenching Rain, Strong Wind to Europe
By Tuesday afternoon, as the old circulation from Gonzalo dives to the south into central Europe, wind gusts will increase across France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Damaging wind gusts in excess of 80 kph (50 mph) are expected in these areas threatening Paris, France, Brussels, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany with power outages.
Moisture from Gonzalo will not only bring rain but will also bring the first significant snowfall of the season to the high elevations in the Alps. Strong wind will likely lead to blizzard conditions above 1,750 meters (5,500 feet) from Switzerland into western Austria. This will cause travel delays across some of the passes Tuesday night and into Wednesday.