Residents in parts of Hawick are being advised to evacuate their homes and prepare for flooding.
The worst affected areas are expected to be the Duke Street, Teviot Crescent, Buccleuch Street, Sandbed and Haugh areas.
Scottish Borders Council says people should prepare to evacuate their houses and move their vehicles to higher ground now.
Businesses should also prepare for flooding. The council says the situation is likely to get worse during the day and residents may not have much time to prepare when the waters rise.
The Teviotdale Leisure Centre has been opened as a rest centre and residents are being directed there.
Police, Fire, Mountain Rescue and Council staff are on the ground in the town and are being assisted by Hawick Flood Group volunteers and British Red Cross staff.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, SEPA, is also forecasting some flooding in the Camptown area near Jedburgh, March Street and Tweed Green in Peebles, Galashiels and Newcastleton.
There are a total of 16 flood warnings currently in place across Scottish Borders.
Water is also affecting many roads like the A7 between Stow and Galashiels and south of Hawick.
The A698 between Hawick and Denholm is closed due to flooding, as is the B7062 - between Peebles and Traquair.
A total of 60mm to 100mm of rainfall is predicted on already saturated ground, as well as winds of around 70mph on lower levels.
Rain is expected to becoming persistent and heavy overnight on Friday and last through Saturday, before clearing southwards early on Sunday.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency have issued a Flood warning for the Whitesands in Dumfries. This means that flooding expected and those who may be affected should take immediate action.
The warning is in force until 11pm this evening (19th November)
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This is the 3pm shot of River Eden at Appleby - The Environment Agency predicted it would peak now and if the water doesn't come any higher it looks like Appleby will escape flooding.
Keith Ashcroft from the Environment Agency has spoken to our reporter Hannah Lomas he told her how much more rain they are expecting
" Four and a half inches of rain has fallen in Cumbria over the last 24 hrs and we're anticipating another inch and a half between now and midnight."
Some businesses in Carlisle have been flooded overnight. The sugar craft specialist shop at the Viaduct estate by English Damside was one of those hit.
Sporting facilities have been affected by the flood water. The Indoor bowls club hasn't been able to open.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency have issued five flood warnings for the Scottish Borders. This means that flooding is expected and immediate action is required. The Flood warnings are as follows:
- Greenlaw to Allanton
- Peebles (Eddleston Water)
- Preston to Paxton
- Romannobridge to Lyne Station
- Shiplaw to Crossburn including Eddleston
A resident watches as water rises round his house. Properties in the Cuddyside area are at risk of flooding.
Residents living near Eddlestone water at the Cuddyside in Peebles have been warned to return home, as their homes are at risk at flooding. They advising people to rescue what they can and move as much as possible to higher ground and upstairs.