A strong cold front will trigger strong-to-severe thunderstorms across central Europe on Saturday night through Sunday night. The several-day stretch of pleasant summertime weather across eastern Germany, western Austria, Czechoslovakia and southern Poland will be interrupted by the front, whose risks will range from blinding downpours to isolated tornadoes.
Cities most under the gun for the severe weather include Munich and Frankfurt, Germany; Prague, Czechoslovakia; Vienna, Austria; and Wroclaw, Poland.
Fresh in the mind of Prague's residents is the powerful thunderstorm that passed through on July 29th; the violent storm damaged property, resulted in power outages and even injured residents. It also provided Prague with 40 percent of its monthly rainfall in just a few hours.
Residents and tourists alike should be prepared to take cover when storms threaten on Sunday, especially since frequent lightning, damaging winds, small hail and even a tornado is possible. Localized incidents of flash flooding are also possible, particularly in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
After the storms pass, it will be noticeably less humid and cooler across much of the region. The next threat for showers and thunderstorms will be later in the week when another cold front approaches from the west.