Storm Barney: Your rush hour update!

Winds of up to 80mph are set to hit parts of the UK as a second named storm, Barney, sweeps in just days after Storm Abigail.

Take care before you set off on your journey home this evening!

6pm: Winds of up to 80mph picking up through West Wales and the Bristol Channel.

7pm: Take extra care on the M5 where there will be a strong cross-wind - this could be especially dangerous for larger vehicles!

8pm: Gusts of up to 60-70mph in the Midlands, Home Counties and south coast.

Heavy rain has already caused damage in Wales, Cumbria and north-east England, as rivers burst their banks flooding roads, farmland and train tracks. Please take extra care when travelling and be especially careful of falling leaves and trees.

Weather for the week ahead

It was a fairly unsettled weekend, with the remnants of Storm Abigail and ex-Hurricane Kate bringing plenty of rain and strong winds to the UK.

So what does the week ahead hold for us? Alex Beresford is here with his look ahead.

Storm Abigail arrives overnight

Named by the Met Office because it's going to cause disruption. It'll be windy everywhere, feeling colder, and it will be disruptively stormy in the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Storm Abigail: Laura's Latest

Storm Abigail is the first to be named by the Met office as chosen by the public during bad weather for autumn/winter. Names are given when disruption is likely to be caused across large parts of the UK.

On the Thursday night and Friday morning Abigail will move across the north of the UK, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Gusts 30-50 mph across the whole of the UK and across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland and 70-80 miles per hour. Plus an amber warning for the far north-west of Scotland in excess of 90 miles an hour.

There have already been reports of flooding through the central of Scotland plus we could see large waves up to 10 m height across northern and western coasts.

Disruption is likely on road, rail, airport, ferries and bridges so check before you travel and take care on the roads there will be a lot of spray. Mainly in the north of the UK.

On Friday much colder at with spread across the whole of the UK with sunshine and heavy blustery showers with thunder. It will be cold enough for snow to fall about 300 or 400 m north of the Pennines, with a 5 to 10 cm falling on the hills of Scotland. The first significant snowfall across Scotland this season.