By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
June 13,2017, 8:20:54AM,EDT
Showers and thunderstorms are likely to affect some outdoor activities on Thursday as parts of Germany celebrate Corpus Christi.
Warm and humid air will surge into Germany during the middle of the week, setting the stage for thunderstorms on Thursday.
High temperatures will range from 25-30 C (77-86 F) across the country on Thursday. The lowest readings are expected from Hamburg to Berlin while the warmest areas will include Cologne, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
“A frontal boundary will spark showers and thunderstorms across southern and western parts of the country on Thursday afternoon” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards.
Corpus Christi is officially celebrated from North Rhine-Westphalia to Bavaria, the area that is most likely to get thunderstorms on Thursday.
The thunderstorms will bring the threat of lightning, gusty winds and downpours from Cologne to Munich during the afternoon before shifting eastward overnight.
This could impact the Muelheimer Gottestracht marine processional in Cologne as well as other parades and celebrations across the region.
The public holiday will also result in the closing of post offices, banks and many businesses.
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Dry weather will hold through the day on Thursday across eastern Germany; however, showers and thunderstorms will move into Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin Thursday night.
The storms are not expected to be severe; however, some localized travel delays will be possible.
It will turn cooler throughout Germany on Friday with a continued threat for showers, especially across the north.
Temperatures will range from 18-22 C (64-72 F), generally within a degree or two of normal for this time of the year.