Leipzig (dpa / th) - On Saturday, cold arctic air from the north-east and mild, damp air from southern Germany collide over Thuringia.
This results in very large temperature differences from north to south and large amounts of precipitation, said a spokesman for the German Weather Service (DWD).
To the north of the Thuringian Forest, heavy snowfalls come from early in the morning.
5 to 10 centimeters of fresh snow is expected.
The temperatures cool down to a widespread 0 to minus 4 degrees during the day.
The south of Thuringia and the Werra valley are initially influenced by mild high air masses.
It rains from the early morning hours.
Saturday remains largely frost-free here.
On Sunday night, the cold air front transports the still mild air masses close to the ground and the persistent rain turns into freezing rain.
The DWD warns of slippery roads.
In the north of Thuringia, another 10 to 20 centimeters of snow can fall.
There is also a stormy wind from the east.
Strong snow drifts are expected.
The combination of heavy snowfall and stormy winds will remain on Sunday as well.
The temperatures fall widely to lows of minus 7 degrees.
"It generally looks like a week of severe permafrost," said the DWD spokesman.
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