Aside from the respite Saturday provides, the next few days will bring clouds, scattered showers, thunder and only brief glimpses of sun.
“Unfortunately, the high pressure system is only a one-day passing phase,“ DWD meteorologist Helmut Malewski said in a statement.
On Friday afternoon, the rain should slowly retreat from the north, and shift towards the east, he said. Overnight, scattered showers are possible, but mostly the skies will clear up due to a brief high pressure system on Saturday, setting the stage for better weather.
In the south, highs up to 28 degrees Celsius can be expected on the first day of the weekend, said the DWD.
Southeast Germany can expect the friendliest weekend weather overall, with only scattered showers today giving way to sunshine Saturday that should linger through Sunday.
“In other areas, there will be rain showers and storms again (by Sunday),'' Malewski said.
Western Germany will be overtaken by cloud cover Sunday, leading to heavy rain showers and strong thunderstorms that will also spread into eastern and southern parts of the country. Highs will be between 20 and 24 degrees in the north west, otherwise between 23 and 27 degrees.
On Sunday night, strong thunderstorms will hit the south and the east, with southern Bavaria in particular plagued by heavy, steady rainfall. The rest of the country will enjoy somewhat milder conditions as the clouds partially dissipate.
Going into next week, the heavy clouds in the south and east will be accompanied by rain and thunder over the course of Monday. Sun and clouds will alternate in the north and west, perhaps with few showers. The sun will shine most frequently on northern Germany, can expect highs of 26 degrees. Central Germany and the Alps region will not break 19 degrees.
Westerly winds will help clear up the skies, while the rest of the country remains cloudy overnight Monday. Thunderstorms remain a possibility in the Alps.