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A showery and cold weekend ahead

Rufford Park in Nottinghamshire Photo: David Ball

After a weather front moved through overnight we are now in a cold, showery airflow. There will be some sunshine on offer today but also some lively downpours too.

For the rest of today expect sunny spells and showers. These showers will be fairly well scattered and light with the exception of the north West Midlands which could see a few heavy bursts. Although it's brighter than yesterday, it is feeling cooler with highs of 11 or 12c and a fresh wind.

Tonight, many of the showers will ease but it will be a cold night with temperatures in sheltered parts of Staffordshire close to freezing. A ground frost is likely here. Elsewhere we should just about getaway with a frost-free night.

We start Saturday with cold temperatures but some sunshine. The showers will get going fairly quickly though, the heaviest of the showers sinking south and eastwards. Anywhere could see a heavy downpour in the afternoon and the odd rumble of thunder! The wind will have an impact tomorrow making it feel so cold. Many locations will struggle into double figures. By late afternoon on Saturday northern counties will become drier and brighter.

The clear skies will extend southwards overnight and set us up for a cold one. Temperatures will be around freezing or even below which means a ground frost is expected.

Sunday will start off quite promising with plenty of sunny spells but it won't last, cloud and patchy light rain will spill into the West Midlands through the afternoon. The East Midlands will be cloudy but the rain should hold off until the evening.

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