"It's beginning to look like Christmas," well, in Europe anyway, the first real widespread snow of the season is set to transform Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia along with the Czech Republic and the Baltic States from Wednesday night into Friday.
Cold air settling over eastern Europe ahead of this storm will set the stage for accumulating snowfall at all elevations with significant travel disruptions possible.
Snow will fall heavy at times Wednesday night from Austria into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The coldest air of the season so far will descend on Germany this week, setting the stage for low-elevation snowfall.
Winter coats will be needed throughout the entire country this week as high temperatures tumble several degrees below normal by Thursday and Friday.
Normal high temperatures across Germany in late November range from 5-6 C (41-42 F).
Temperatures will begin to tumble on Wednesday, with high temperatures ranging between 3 and 6 C (38 and 42 F) throughout the country.
By Friday afternoon, temperatures will only be able to climb to 1-3 C (34-38 F) across much of Germany, with some locations struggling to reach 0 C (32 F).
“Limited sunshine and occasional gusty winds this week will also make it feel even colder,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Faith Eherts.