Friday, June 2, 2017

Germany to face new round of severe weather on Saturday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
June 2,2017, 12:19:14PM,EDT
A new round of severe weather will threaten Germany on Saturday after violent thunderstorms rattled the country on Tuesday.
Hail, flooding and damaging winds were all reported across Germany on Tuesday before drier and more comfortable conditions filtered in at midweek.
Warmth and humidity will once again set the stage for more thunderstorms to ignite on Saturday.
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After heavy thunderstorms erupted over southwestern Germany on Friday, AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys is concerned for more numerous severe thunderstorms to target the country on Saturday.
The main area of concern lies from Hanover to Stuttgart. Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Saarbr├╝cken and Freiburg are other cities at risk.
The severe weather is expected to remain west of Berlin.
"The strongest thunderstorms will occur in the afternoon," Roys said, "and the biggest threat will be flash flooding followed by small hail and damaging winds. There is a very small chance for a tornado."
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The thunderstorms will be fueled by the warmth that will send temperatures soaring to 25-28 C (77-82 F) across central and southern Germany on Saturday. Highs of 21-24 C (70-75 F) will be more common in northern Germany, including Hamburg.
The severe thunderstorms will diminish across central Germany on Saturday evening, but rain and thunderstorms will linger over eastern and southern areas into Sunday morning.
Breaks of afternoon sunshine will replace the wet start to the day in Berlin, while showers keep communities near the Alps damp throughout the day.
An unsettled weather pattern will linger across Germany into early next week leading to additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms. A turn to warmer weather may follow around next Wednesday and Thursday.

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