Thunderstorms have started to break out over eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
The Met Office has a yellow weather alert in force warning of torrential thundery downpours in places with the risk of surface water flooding. There's also the possibility of hail and strong gusts of wind.
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Rain clearing quickly tonight but a few showers in places. Mainly dry tomorrow and quite cloudy although bright spells in places.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Saturday which could cause damage, disruption and power cuts.
Storm Ophelia may be battering the western side of the British Isles but in the East it has brought October warmth and a red sky and sun.