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Oktoberfest forecast: Daily showers to dampen Munich early next week

After a rainy start to Oktoberfest, additional rounds of showers will continue to dampen revelers in Munich into early next week.

A slow-moving storm system will create soggy conditions in southern Germany on Saturday. Showers will linger into next week.

"Some rain [on Saturday] will be steady enough to lead to some flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas," AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said.

Even as the rain decreases for the afternoon, it will be a dreary and cool day with temperatures struggling to climb to 16 C (60 F). That will be a sharp contrast from Friday's high near 23 C (73 F) and daily highs of 27-28 C (lower 80s F) the rest of this week.

Those attending the festivities should keep rain gear handy when moving between tents and attractions.

The rain will be generally be light and more intermittent than how the weekend started. There will also be occasional stretches of dry weather.

"More sunshine should also begin to return as well on Tuesday," Richards said.

However, any showers may force those hoping to spend time outdoors to seek indoor shelter or could temporarily halt some rides.

Despite a few showers being around and accompanying clouds, Sunday will not be quite as cool as Saturday. Temperatures will be close to Saturday's high for the start of the Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen's Parade at 10 a.m. CEST. A seasonable high of near 19 C (67 F) will follow for the afternoon.

Temperatures will then be held slightly below normal on Monday and Tuesday.

People celebrate the opening of the 182. Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, 19 September 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The middle of next week will feature mostly dry weather, a surge of fresh, cool air will move into the region.

On 12 October 1810, a celebration was held at the front of the city gates of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese, according to the City of Munich's website. Because the celebration was enjoyed by the citizens of the city and by the Royal Family, they decided to continue the tradition of throwing a festival year after year.

Some time later, the start of the festival was moved earlier in the year in order to take advantage of the nicer weather in late September. Oktoberfest continues into the beginning of October, typically ending on the first weekend of the month.

Content contributed by AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Spamer.