By Kristina Pydynowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 16,2017, 11:54:07AM,EDT
After seasonable weather during the weekend across Germany, warmer and more humid conditions will return by the middle of the week.
Highs throughout the country were held between 20-25 C (68-77 F) on Sunday.
Highs in mid-July typically range from 22 C (72 F) in Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin to around 23 C (74 F) in Karlsruhe and Munich.
By Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures are expected to climb 6-9 degrees Celsius (10-15 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal. That will translate into widespread highs from the middle 20s to the lower 30s C (80s F). Temperatures in the hottest locations will crack 32 C (90 F).
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Rising temperatures will be the theme for the country from Tuesday through Thursday as a flow of air from the southwest develops, allowing heat and higher humidity to surge in.
The increased humidity will result in even higher AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures.
With the turn to hotter weather, the chance for thunderstorms will also rise ahead of a cold front advancing eastward. With ample warmth and moisture, some of the storms could bring heavy downpours.
Despite what its name implies, the front is likely not to be successful in returning temperatures back to normal by next weekend. Above-normal warmth will instead hold.