Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Severe storms to heighten flood risk across Germany into Thursday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 19,2017, 12:48:07PM,EDT
A surge of heat and humidity across Germany will set the stage for violent thunderstorms on Thursday.
Temperatures soared to the highest levels in several weeks throughout Germany on Wednesday with some locations surpassing 32 C (90 F).
A cold front moving through the country on Thursday will interact with the heat and humidity causing showers and thunderstorms to erupt.
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While all locations can have a shower or thunderstorm, the greatest risk for severe storms will be across the eastern two-thirds of the country.
“Flash flooding will be the greatest threat from these storms,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
“I am particularly worried about areas from near Hamburg to Berlin,” added Roys.
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Rainfall amounts in excess of 25 mm (1 inch) per hour are expected, resulting in dangerous flash flooding and widespread travel delays.
Other areas that could see flash flooding and locally damaging winds include Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.

Cooler and less humid air will settle over much of the country on Friday; however, there will be a continued threat for heavy rainfall across southern Germany.
Areas from Stuttgart to Munich will have to contend with the threat for flash flooding and travel delays for a second day.
Additional showers and thunderstorms will pop up across the country this weekend but the threat for flooding will be minimal.

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