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It's warming up at last!

Cannock Chase Photo: Sue Lynskey

Temperatures are slowly rising but we pay for that with rain! It's looking messy over the next few days as a big area of low pressure moves in from the South West. It will bring with it heavy rain and a strong wind. So although it will remain mostly dry through today for many of us, the cloud is building all the time from the South and then tonight the wet weather will kick in. Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire will see the rain first, a few spots here and there through this afternoon before it creeps northwards through this evening.

From late evening onwards we will see some heavy bursts especially across the East Midlands. It will be windy too as that rain spreads through. Expect around 10-15mm of rain. On the hills of the Peak District it could fall as sleet or snow. It will be a frost-free night with lows of 3/4c.

Temperature Chart Today

The rain will still be around tomorrow morning only slowly clearing away into the North Sea. Behind it some brighter spells but also some showers that are likely to be heavy, don't be surprised to hear the odd rumble of thunder either. The rain is pulling in much milder air so highs of 12c expected tomorrow afternoon, a southerly wind too so we lose that cold feel.

Rain will travel northwards this evening and overnight

Tomorrow night will be unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain and that sets the scene for a showery Friday. There will be drier, brighter spells between the showers. Once again the showers could be lively especially in the East Midlands.

It will be a cool but bright start to the weekend on Saturday but as mild air spills in from the south we see the cloud build and some patchy rain in the afternoon.

Sunday is looking very mild but still rather unsettled and windy. It will feel so much warmer though with potential highs of 17c!

Chart by Sunday: showing warmer air moving up from the south

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