Severe weather has been hammering parts of the south central Mediterranean this week, with heavy snow falling in the Alps, torrential rains in lower elevations along with powerful winds, and high waves affecting Italy, in particular.

Deadly flash flooding has also occurred in Greece, as the low pressure area sitting to that country’s west vaults moisture northward around its eastern periphery. The storm system responsible for this inclement weather is just getting started, however.

Computer models show the storm will become a small but powerful hybrid system with some of the characteristics of a tropical cyclone typically found in the North Atlantic Ocean Basin. …

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