By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Adam Douty, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 24,2017, 6:58:11PM,EDT
After a brief reprieve from the chill during the early week, southern Germany will be thrust back into a cooler, wetter weather pattern.
Those enjoying Springfest in Munich will need to pull the warm clothing back out of closets and suitcases after abandoning them during Tuesday’s 16-18 C (low 60s F) temperatures.
Otherwise known as “Little Oktoberfest,” the 18-day event began on Thursday, 20 April.
While chilly air lingered in central and northern Germany through the weekend, warmth is building in the southern half of the country for the beginning of the week.
“High pressure and sunshine will return for early this week before another round of showers and cooler air arrives for the middle and end of the week,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun.
Despite above-average temperatures on Tuesday, plenty of clouds and periods of increasingly heavy rainfall will dampen festivities as a low pressure system approaches.
Temperatures will fall significantly for Wednesday and the second half of the week when highs will struggle to reach 10 C (50 F). Wednesday and Thursday may challenge for the coldest days of the festival as temperatures peak near 7 C (44 F).
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As cold air infiltrates the atmosphere, snowflakes could mix with rain showers across parts of southern Germany as early as Tuesday night.
Wintry showers will plague much of southern Germany, including Munich, through Wednesday night as the storm treks away from the region.
Festival goers should be careful to dress appropriately for the cold and wet weather to protect themselves from hypothermia. This would include waterproof and multiple layers of clothing.
Dry weather and warmer conditions could coincide for a period beginning on Saturday, making for a pleasant spring weekend across Germany.
However, the warmth and sunshine will be short-lived, as the weather is likely to stay generally unsettled with frequent showery weather through the last day of the festival on 8 May.