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Rounds of rain, snow to slow travel in Germany this week

The stormy pattern continues in Germany, with damp conditions expected through the latter half of the week.

On Wednesday, showers will be on the lighter side but will span from Lower Saxony and Thuringia on southward to the Switzerland and France borders.

Northeastern parts of the country, including Berlin and Hamburg, will be chilly enough to allow light snow to fall.

Although snowfall in this region began as early as Monday, new snow amounts of 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will be enough snow to cause slick roadways and icy conditions into the evening and early morning hours.

An incoming front will bring a wave of heavier rain on Thursday.

"Rainfall will become steadier along the Germany-France border up to the Netherlands on Thursday morning," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

Showers will dampen the city of Cologne, before a steadier rain arrives in the afternoon.

The rain will spread over the country from west to east, reaching areas from Frankfurt to Munich by the afternoon.

"The amount of rain will vary by region," Roys added. "But in general, a range from 8-25 mm (0.30-1.00 inch) is expected on Thursday alone."

Despite rain amounts under 25 mm (1 inch) being expected Thursday, waves of rain will continue through the weekend. This rain will fall over the already saturated soil, heightening the threat for flooding issues through the weekend.