Wet start for most. Some brightness later.

Castle Donington, Derbyshire
Castle Donington, Derbyshire. Photo: Richard Holland.

Sadly, no scenes like this today. In contrast to the cold, sunny weather earlier this week rain persists across the region today.

Saturday morning weather
Heavy rain further east. Credit: ITV Central

A cold front extends its influence eastwards this morning so a blustery, wet start to the day with heavy showers in the east. Lighter rain further west and turning brighter eventually the further west you are.

Saturday afternoon
Brightening up for a time. Credit: ITV Central

There should be a drier slot for a time but with showers pushing in from the SW later in the day, reaching the West Midlands during the afternoon and the East Midlands during the evening.

Weather outlook for the west of the Central region.
Weather outlook for the west of the Central region. Credit: ITV Central
Weather outlook for the east of the Central region.
Weather outlook for the east of the Central region. Credit: ITV Central

Thereafter, low pressure will be close by, so occasional sunny spells and showers for the next few days. Showers merging into longer spells of rain at times. Breezy but not as windy as Friday.

Very changeable, with a touch of frost by night into the start of the coming week.