The Alps will be affected by a changeable southerly flow until middle of next week. There will be repeated lively to strong south foehn winds north of the mail Alpine ridge. The cloud cover brought in from the south will only break up on Sunday, allowing long sunny spells. From Monday onwards, the clouds will often be quite dense, casting shadows on the sun or at least diminishing the sunshine. However, on the north side of the Alps precipitation is not expected. Though, there will be light to moderate precipitation on the main Alpine ridge and south of it. The snow line will gradually rise to around 1800 meters above sea level as the air brought in from the Mediterranean will become increasingly milder. The southerly flow will increasingly come under the influence of high pressure from next Thursday onwards. This will bring generally calmer and sunnier weather.