The flood-plagued federal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia must expect further rainfall. A low spur from the northwest would bring isolated showers on Friday night, a meteorologist from the German Weather Service said on Thursday. First it will rain in Saxony-Anhalt, on Friday morning in Eichsfeld in Thuringia and in the southern Harz. As the day progressed, the showers moved eastward and thus into Saxony, the expert explained. However, large amounts of rain are not expected there.

The three federal states are currently struggling with floods in several regions. While the situation in Thuringia has recently calmed down, it was particularly tense in Saxony-Anhalt.

In Saxony, attention is primarily focused on the Elbe. In the state capital Dresden, the critical six-meter mark was expected to be exceeded on Thursday morning. Early in the morning, 5.90 meters were measured in Dresden, as the State Flood Center in Dresden announced. At the Schöna an der Elbe gauge, the second highest alert level is three, where 6.37 meters were measured early on Thursday morning. The city of Dresden had already declared alert level 3 on Tuesday evening.

Parts of Saxony will not be spared from rain on Thursday either: isolated rainfall “in connection with a cold front” is to be expected – from the Vogtland across the Ore Mountains to Upper Lusatia, said the meteorologist.