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Deadly flash flooding devastates southwestern Germany

Extremely heavy rain fell over the weekend in southwestern Germany, leading to dangerous and deadly flash flooding.

"A slow-moving surface low pressure system moved over western Germany on Sunday afternoon and evening," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

This storm system combined with warm air surging in from the south caused severe storms to erupt across the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

This is the same system responsible for 11 people being struck by lightning in Paris, France, over the weekend.

Widespread rainfall amounts of up to 130 mm (5 inches) fell across the region, causing significant flash flooding that uprooted trees and triggered mudslides.

The chance for thunderstorms will return to southern Germany Monday afternoon, but the severe storms capable of producing torrential downpours, damaging winds and hail will be confined to the northern part of Germany.

Any storms that develop over the flood-stricken state of Baden-Württemberg will potentially hinder recovery and cleanup efforts.