It's finally raining - but sometimes the longed-for rain falls from the sky in far too large quantities.

For Friday and Saturday night, the German Weather Service (DWD) predicts heavy and prolonged showers from the Ore Mountains to the Alps.

In 24 hours it could be up to 60, in some areas up to 120 liters per square meter of rain, the DWD announced on Thursday in Offenbach.

"These quantities could then swell the Danube and the rivers south of it and cause regional flooding," explained DWD meteorologist Lars Kirchhübel.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms could also bring significant amounts of rain in the northeast.

The West and the Center, on the other hand, get almost nothing.

30 degrees in the Rhein-Main area

According to the forecast, on Friday dense spring clouds will initially spread over the east and south as well as the north-west.

This is followed in the north-west by occasional, otherwise frequent heavy and sometimes prolonged thunderstorms with the potential for severe weather.

On the other hand, it will remain largely dry from the southwest to central Germany and southern Lower Saxony.

In addition, it will be between 20 degrees in the Allgäu and 30 degrees in the Rhine-Main area.

Saturday will bring more rain to the southeast.

Otherwise, according to the DWD, it is cloudy or slightly cloudy and mostly dry with maximum values ​​between 22 and 28 degrees.

A few showers and thunderstorms are still on the way on Sunday, otherwise the DWD predicts a largely dry day with lots of sun and maximum values ​​between 21 and 29 degrees.