By Faith Eherts, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 4,2017, 2:40:14AM,EDT
Following a period of rainy weather and May-like temperatures, Germany can anticipate a surge of brighter and warmer conditions by the end of the week.
With a relatively calm weather pattern in place, the severe storms of recent weeks aren’t expected to return any time soon. As a result, temperatures have settled into a steady pattern as well.
“Only spotty showers and seasonal temperatures are expected for the first half of the week,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
However, as a developing system brings unsettled weather to the western Mediterranean later this week, warmer air will be pushed through France and into southern Germany.
High temperatures typically reach to around 22 C (72 F) in several major cities, such as Berlin, Cologne and Munich, but a surge of warm air will push thermometers much higher.
The heat will rush into southwestern Germany first, with temperatures soaring to 28 (83 F) by Thursday in Cologne.
Temperatures are expected to reach 25 (77 F) in Berlin and 27 (80 F) in Cologne on Friday.
“These temperatures aren’t unheard of this time of year, but the air certainly will feel very warm compared to the recently cool weather,” said Roys.
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For those who don’t enjoy the heat, the scattered showers and thunderstorms forecast to accompany the heat on Friday will be welcome.
Severe storms aren’t expected to spark, but a period of drenching rain will provide temporary relief from the heat wherever they form.
While the threat of wet weather could continue through the weekend, the warmth will stick around regardless. Where the storms hold off, this could be the perfect weekend to spend enjoying the pool or lakeside or to plan a getaway to the cooler mountains.