Weather across Europe through this weekend into early next week will be dominated by ridging on the west and troughing towards E Europe and W Russia, an impressive separation of airmasses. But later next week will bring the dominating warmth over much of Europe.
Interested in tornadoes in Europe? Then you absolutely need to see the talk "Tornadoes in Europe: An Underestimated Threat" from SLS2016 by Bogdan Antonescu, David M. Schultz, Alois Holzer and Pieter Groenemeijer / European Severe Storms Laboratory!
Check out this great time lapse of lake-effect snow in the US: Europe also gets the same type of intense snowfall - two typical regions are the E Apennine peninsula (sea-effect snow from the Adriatic sea) and N Turkey (sea-effect snow from the Black sea).