Thunderstorms with heavy rain caused the basements to fill up and the streets in southern Baden to be flooded.

A police spokesman said on Saturday that there were many emergency calls, especially in Lörrach and Weil am Rhein.

The 98 autobahn between Weil am Rhein and Kandern was also affected by the floods.

The lane was closed for about an hour on Friday evening.

According to the information, no permanent damage occurred.

Nobody got hurt.

The heavy rains also let the Rhine swell further.

The water level at the Maxau gauge near Karlsruhe rose to 8.62 meters on Saturday morning.

According to the flood forecast center (HVZ), the apex is expected to be reached on Sunday night.

Shipping traffic on the Rhine had already been partially stopped on Wednesday night.

A release is not expected until the coming week.

The German Weather Service (DWD) also expects thunderstorms on Saturday.

From lunchtime, this is possible, especially in the east of the country.

According to the meteorologists, up to 40 liters of rain per square meter and fine-grained hail can fall.

In the night of Sunday, the risk of thunderstorms then decreased, it was said.

Thunderstorms in Berlin and Brandenburg

At the weekend, people in Berlin and Brandenburg can also prepare for thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Especially in the south-western parts of the country, but also in the Berlin area, there could be partly severe thunderstorms on Saturday, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Saturday morning.

The thunderstorms should bring heavy rain with them again, in Niederlausitz also storms with heavy rain of up to 40 liters per square meter cannot be ruled out.

In the evening, the thunderstorms should retreat in the direction of Saxony: In the Prignitz, the sun will probably show up at times.

The maximum temperatures are 28 degrees, at night it cools down to around 15 degrees.

According to the spokesman for the DWD, the weather will change in the coming days: It will be drier and a little cooler. On Saturday the sky is expected to be cloudy with clear sections and maximum temperatures between 24 and 27 degrees, rain is no longer expected. Even at the beginning of the new week it should remain cloudy with maximum temperatures of only 22 degrees, at night it can cool down to 10 degrees.