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Soggy weekend on tap for Germany as mild air persists

Waves of rain will move into Germany for the weekend as springlike temperatures continue.

This weekend, temperatures will be more typical of March than late January, as highs in Berlin will be around 8 C (47 F) and temperatures will rise to 11 C (52 F) in Berlin.

Afternoon highs across the country are normally around 1 or 2 C (34 to 36 F) at the end of January.

Accompanying the warmth will be rounds of rain.

A cold front moving into Germany will bring rain to northern and western areas of the country on Saturday. North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Schlewig-Holstein and Meckleburg-Western Pomerania will get most of the rain.

Although the bulk of the rain will remain north and west of a line from Berlin to Frankfurt, a few showers could reach these cities for the afternoon on Saturday and will persist into Saturday night.

"The steadiest rain for Germany will arrive on Saturday night and continue into Sunday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said.

Rhineland-Pfalz and North Rhine-Westphalia to Brandenburg and Saxony will be the likely corridor for this soaking rain, including the cities of Frankfurt, Colgne, Dresden and the southern suburbs of Berlin.

"Rainfall amounts will likely reach 12 to 25 mm (0.50 to 1.00 inch) by late on Sunday," Richards added.

Depending on how much moisture is available, this system could bring as much as 35 mm (1.4 inches) in a few places also.

In addition to the rain, it will be breezy for central and southern parts of Germany on Saturday night and into Sunday.

Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Munich could be facing wind gusts between 48 and 65 km/h (30 and 40 mph) into Sunday afternoon.

The front will slowly move northward back into northeastern Germany on Sunday night, bringing rain to Berlin and Hamburg.

Other than a few lingering showers in the north, it will be dry across the country on Monday, as the mild air continues.