By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 4,2017, 8:22:59AM,EDT
Following a bout of dangerous weather on Thursday, a generally active weather pattern is expected to continue in Germany into the weekend.
Severe weather warnings were issued for parts of southern Germany experiencing extreme heat on Thursday, including Stuttgart and Munich. Temperatures in these cities reached 28 C (82 F) and 30 C (86 F), respectively.
This warm and humid air ahead of a cold front helped to produce the dangerous thunderstorms as temperatures rose well above normal levels.
Weather warnings were also in place for strong storms as they pummeled far northern and southern portions of the country. Severe winds and large hail were reported on Thursday evening.
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Heavy rainfall, small hail and strong winds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) were warned for every storm.
Even outside of the storms, gusty winds up to 75 km/h (46 mph) buffeted much of the country.
An active weather pattern will keep the threat for showers and thunderstorms in the forecast from Friday through Sunday; however, most locations will have at least one dry day during this time.
Showers and thunderstorms will linger across southeastern Germany on Friday while yet another cold front approaches from the northwest bringing a few showers to northwestern Germany.
As this front progresses southeastward across the country on Saturday and Sunday, it will spark showers and thunderstorms which will bring an end to the recent warmth and high humidity across central and southern areas.
High temperatures on Sunday will range from 20-24 C (68-76 F), which is close to normal for early August.
This shift to cooler, less humid conditions will be welcome for many after this week’s heat and humidity.
Fresh bursts of air from the northwest will continue into next week, helping temperatures to continue to fall across the entire country. By Wednesday, most locations will struggle to reach 21 C (70 F).
Following a brief reprieve from the rainfall on Monday, rounds of rain will return on Tuesday and Wednesday.