Until the beginning of next week, the Alps will remain before a low-pressure area off the European Atlantic coast in a muggy-warm and unstable south-westerly air stream. In these subtropical air masses the risk for showers and thunderstorms will remain high. The sunny and dry weather phases will be longer from Friday on, however, in these unstable air masses thunderstorms may occur anytime. The lowest risk for showers and thunderstorms is probably forecast for Saturday. Local thunderstorms will arise in the evening. More extensive showers and thunderstorms are expected on Sunday and on Monday. Besides, they may occur earlier during the day. The Atlantic low-pressure area will slowly approach our regions, subsequently showery air masses will be pushed away.