Highlight: Steady return of the warmer pattern. Last Week: Still very warm. Discussion: Widespread anomalous warmth persisted last week across Western Russia although some beneficial rainfall affected Southern District to southern Volga region. Week 2 Ahead: September 30-October 6, 2018 Comment: A cool and showery trough affects northwestern portions of Russia early-to-middle period. The cool weather extends to Southeast Europe early next week. By mid-to-late next week anomalous warmth spreads west and north to the Black Sea region and across south-to-central Russia. Week 3 Ahead: October 7-13, 2018 Comment: Ensembles are trending warmer and drier across the Black Sea region into south/southwest Russia. The showery regime shifts farther to the north. Week 4 Ahead: October 14-20, 2018 Comment: The warm pattern returns to Eastern Europe/Western Russia with mostly dry conditions. Wet weather emerges in Central Russia.