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Showers turn wintry at higher levels tonight. Rain tomorrow.

The rain continues to pummel already saturated ground. Photo: ITV Central

Be aware that showers could be turning wintry at higher levels tonight, especially over the Peak District. Chilly and windy, around 2 or 3c.

Check flood warnings and alerts which have been issued by the Environment Agency on their website:

They update the site every 15 minutes.

Sunday then kicks off with a west / east split. Brighter and drier in the East than the West Midlands.

During the afternoon, it stays dry in the east, but a band of rain replaces theshowers further west and the rain then pushes across all parts overnight.

Throughout Sunday day and night it will stay windy, highs of 8c but temperatures totally academic in the wind and rain.

Windy throughout the transition from 2012 to 2013. Credit: ITV Central

Monday starts wet and windy, but the rain clears to drier weather from the west later.

New Year's Eve night will therefore turn largely dry by midnight, with some clear spells. Chilly, around 2 or 3c.

Tuesday - New Year's Day - dry and bright in the East Midlands. A scattering of showers in the West Midlands. Big dip in temperatures before the next warm front brings more rain and strong winds in on Wednesday.

Indications for this time next weekend are that things will settle down weather wise and we will enter a drier spell.

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