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Both intense heat and potent thunderstorms will be a concern this week from northern Spain to Germany.
Relief from rounds of intense heat is on the way; however, it will come with the risk for violent thunderstorms.
Following the hottest days of the summer on Tuesday, areas from Paris to Amsterdam got a refreshing break on Wednesday as cooler air filtered into the region.
High temperatures on Wednesday climbed to 24-28 degrees Celsius (75-82 degrees Fahrenheit) from northern and central France into Netherlands in the wake of Tuesday's heat.
The intense heat will hold on into Thursday across eastern France and Germany, where temperatures as high as 30-36 C (86-96 F) are forecast. The most intense heat will be found across central and eastern Germany, including Berlin.
The cooler air will finally make its way across Germany and the rest of France as well as northern Spain late in the week, but it will come at the expense of dangerous thunderstorms.
"The clash between the stifling heat already in place and the new, cooler air will make for violent thunderstorms across Western Europe," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
Areas at risk for these storms include Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg, Germany; the northern suburbs of Barcelona, Spain; and Lyon, France.
Threats from the thunderstorms include torrential downpours that could lead to flash flooding in addition to damaging winds and hail.
"Even an isolated tornado or two is possible, especially in the valleys of northern Spain and north-central Germany," added Roys.
Those out and about should be sure to keep an eye on the sky for changeable weather conditions, especially in the afternoon and evenings.
“Any time you encounter flooded roadways, turn around immediately and do not try to pass through the flooding,” said Roys.
Cooler air will finally bring an end to the heat wave across all of western and central Europe by Friday.
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