By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 9,2017, 9:57:02AM,EDT
The pattern of unsettled weather that has caused rounds of flooding rain across Germany since early July will continue through the end of this week.
After being hit with waves of rain earlier this week, even more rain is on the way through Friday.
"Thursday looks to be the day with more widespread rain as another storm approaches the country," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun.
Drenching downpours are expected at times across southern and central Germany, once again raising flooding concerns.
"Regions of Hesse and Thuringia on southward could experience as much as 25-50 mm (1 to 2 inches) of rain on Thursday and Thursday night alone," said Rathbun. He further explained that localized amounts over 75 mm (3 inches) could be possible in this 24-hour time frame.
As the storm passes south of the Alps, spells of rain are still likely across Germany on Friday. Rainfall rates should be less, but any steadier downpour could aggravate earlier flooding problems.
While flooding will not be a widespread concern across northern Germany into Friday, areas that get repeated downpours will be at risk for minor flooding and travel disruptions.
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Along with the threat for rainfall, high temperatures will tumble below 21 C (70 F) across most of the country on Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures will start to climb back closer to normal by the end of the weekend.
Drier weather is expected over the weekend as well, despite a cold front that will cause a few showers across northern and central parts of the country. An isolated shower is still possible in the south; otherwise, this region of the country will get a much needed break from the rain.
Even locations that do experience a shower or two will be dry much of the day, with rainfall generally lasting 30 minutes or less.
Early next week, high pressure will move in behind the cold front, bringing brief relief from the rounds of rain in Germany.