By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 30,2017, 11:50:39AM,EDT
After days of festivities, some races could be cut short on the final day of Travelmünde on Sunday, as severe thunderstorms roll through northern Germany.
In its 128th year, the family friendly festival is a July tradition on Lübeck Bay featuring sailing teams from across the world, according to the event website.
Two different races are scheduled to conclude on Sunday, when severe weather will push through much of Germany.
"A low pressure system will be moving into the North Sea on Sunday, swinging a cold front through Germany," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
"The front will spark some drenching thunderstorms in the afternoon that will continue to move eastward through the evening," he added.
The line of thunderstorms will stretch from Lübeck Bay to southern Baden-Wurttemberg. In addition to dangerous lightning, these storms could bring with them enough heavy rain to cause flash flooding.
With most of the energy from this storm pushing through northern Germany, the highest risk for severe thunderstorms will be across the region as well. Areas from Lübeck Bay in eastern Schlewig-Holstein to Thuringia should be prepared for damaging winds and hail in addition to the flooding rain.
"There is the possibility for an isolated tornado or two as well," added Roys. "However, the threat will not be widespread."
Farther south, severe weather will be possible in places like Frankfurt and Stuttgart, but likely less widespread.
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Multiple rounds of storms will continue to bring the threat of drenching thunderstorms across a similar area into the middle of the week.
In addition to Sunday's storms, this continuous wet weather could further aggravate the already flooded regions of Thuringia and southern Lower Saxony.
Cities like Rhüden, Erfurt and Suhl were faced with torrential downpours on Tuesday and Tuesday night. Floodwaters rose into streets and homes, forcing authorities to use sandbags to contain the water, according to MDR Thüringen.