Contrasting days, last of the mild spell

Chapel Farm Marina, Shardlow
Chapel Farm Marina, Shardlow Photo: Eric Pugh

Well today and tomorrow couldn't be more different.

After a mild, damp, misty night, we start to see showery outbreaks of rain nosing into parts of the West Midlands. The East Midlands remain dry for most of the morning.

Widespread outbreaks of rain are expected
Widespread outbreaks of rain are expected Credit: ITV Central News

During the course of the day, a new cold front catches up the old slow moving one (see UK graphic), and this afternoon the rain becomes more widespread. There'll be widespread outbreaks of rain, but they will generally light and patchy. It will turn breezy in the frontal cloud and the rain should reach The Wash by sunset.

Cloudy in the West Midlands but slightly sunnier in the East Midlands
Cloudy in the West Midlands but slightly sunnier in the East Midlands Credit: ITV Central News

Behind this skies clear from the west and where they do, temps fall quickly, so tonight will be quite chilly with the chance of a frost.

More rain is expected this afternoon
More rain is expected this afternoon Credit: ITV Central News

Chilly start then on Weds. A decent day but with some uncertainty over how far the cloud will clear and where the N/S boundary will be. Chance of sun for the north especially.

An unsettled week ahead
An unsettled week ahead Credit: ITV Central News

On Thursday, the front starts to wriggle back in and another pushes in from the west. So unsettled again, but the front won't be especially active though the rain will be widespread.

Friday will be wet through the East Midlands inparticular and this will take time to clear.