By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
June 27,2017, 7:45:23AM,EDT
A slow-moving storm system will unleash several days of dangerous weather across Germany this week.
Impacts ranging from damaging winds and hail to flash flooding and frequent lightning are expected to last into Thursday.
All of Germany will be impacted by this storm system; however, the areas most at risk will vary from day to day.
The threat began on Tuesday as showers and thunderstorms erupted across southern and central Germany.
As the storm system approaches, there will be a greater threat for severe weather on Wednesday and Thursday.
The greatest threat for severe thunderstorms on Wednesday will be from Munich northward to Dresden and Berlin.
“Flash flooding will be the biggest threat on Wednesday,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
“The strongest storms will also be capable of producing damaging winds and hail, especially from the late morning into the evening,” added Roys.
Farther west, the threat for severe thunderstorms will be limited, but downpours can still cause flash flooding and travel delays from Stuttgart to Cologne and Hamburg.
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The unsettled weather will continue on Thursday with rain and heavy thunderstorms drenching eastern Germany.
“Flooding will be the main threat in eastern Germany on Thursday,” said Roys.
Rainfall amounts of 25 mm (1 inch) per hour will be possible from Dresden to Berlin, elevating the risk for flash flooding and creating travel chaos.
The rainfall will limit any extreme heat this week; however, temperatures will climb above 27 C (80 F) in some parts of southern and eastern Germany on Wednesday.
A change to cooler weather is expected from Thursday into the weekend as temperatures fall several degrees below normal.
The arrival of this cooler air will also bring an end to the threat for any severe thunderstorms.
Even though severe weather is not anticipated, there will be a continued chance for daily showers from Friday into Sunday.