By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
June 30,2017, 7:28:11AM,EDT
This weekend will be over the first days of July, but it will feel more like September across Germany.
Frequent showers, gusty winds and unseasonably cool air will combine to leave many reaching for a jacket.
Temperatures will struggle to reach 27 C (70 F) in any location on Saturday with the coolest spots reaching only 16 C (60-61 F).
Temperatures will generally be 1-2 degrees C (2-4 degrees F) higher on Sunday, though still below normal for early July.
The below-normal temperatures combined with plenty of clouds and frequent showers will put a damper on any outdoor plans.
Anyone with plans to attend the Ruhr in Love outdoor music festival on Saturday will want to be prepared for wet weather throughout the day and into the evening hours.
Showers will be most frequent and widespread on Saturday throughout the country. Sunday will feature brief showers which will be most likely during the afternoon.
Heavier showers could lead to localized flooding after heavy rain produced significant flooding in northeast parts of Germany on Thursday.
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Along with the chilly air and showers, gusty west to northwest winds will be felt both Saturday and Sunday throughout Germany.
Wind gusts could reach 50 km/h (31 mph) at times and will be most frequent during the afternoon hours.
The wet and blustery conditions will be less than ideal for both riders and spectators of the Tour de France which is set to get underway in Düsseldorf on Saturday.
Sunday will then feature riders departing from Düsseldorf and finishing the day across the border in Liège, Belgium.