Hottest day of the year so far?

Photograph taken of Alvechurch Photo: Frank Webb

Today could be the hottest day of the year so far for The Midlands with temperatures topping 24c.

At the moment our weather is coming from the near continent, feeding this hot and humid air from The Mediterranean.

Not all of us will see a completely dry day though. There is some cloud around so not wall-to-wall sunshine.

From tonight we will start to see a change in the weather. Firstly, showery rain will move in from France.

We have a Yellow Alert in place from 11.05pm until tomorrow night for some heavy thundery downpours that are most likely across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

Thundery rain heading north Credit: ITV News Central

The heaviest showers could bring 15-20mm of rain within an hour. The West Midlands is not covered by the warning but will still see some showery outbreaks of rain. It will be another muggy, humid night too with temperatures holding up in the teens.

The showers will continue on and off through the day tomorrow and it will feel fresher too as temperatures dip from 24c to the mid-high teens.

We then change our focus from South to the West as weather starts making headway from the Atlantic. Low Pressure takes charge bringing us rain, windy weather and cooler temperatures.

The outlook for the next few days Credit: ITV News Central

Friday will start of cloudy and wet before the rain clears for the afternoon in the West Midlands but hangs around in the East.

On Saturday showers will travel West to East and it will be breezy too. It will remain unsettled into Sunday.

Remaining unsettled on sunday Credit: ITV News Central