One of the stories in the run up to the Olympics in London was the heavy rains that had fallen in June and early July throughout the UK. That pattern has resurrected itself with another dousing of rain as a stubborn trough has set up shop across Western Europe. Parts of the UK picked up nearly three inches of rain in a 48 hour stretch earlier this week, with another inch or two of rain expected today in some localized downpours. Some have considered this the worst September storm system to move through the UK since 1981.
More flooding in parts of the UK is possible, especially on Friday with another storm system poised to move in from the west (you can see it near Iceland on the satellite).