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Met Office issues Yellow Alert for severe weather across the Midlands

Humid air moves into the south Credit: ITV News Central

The weather is breaking down over the next few days we have some very lively conditions to look forward to.

Warm air is moving in from the south and humidity is rising and that will trigger some very heavy downpours.

Weather warnings in place until Wednesday night Credit: ITV News Central

A Yellow Alert has been issued for today across The Midlands where we could see 10mm of rain in just a few minutes.

We also have a second alert in place from 11pm tonight until 11pm on Wednesday for more heavy rain 20-40mm in a couple of hours expected.

So this afternoon in more detail... There will be plenty of dry weather around, the showers will be hit and miss but if you catch one it will be dramatic with rain, hail, thunder and lightning.

There is a risk of localised flooding as the ground is so dry and baked. Out temperatures today are climbing with highs of 31c expected.

Tonight it is likely the showers will become more widespread and form bands and longer spells of rain.

Temperatures won't drop much either with lows of just 18c.

It could well be an uncomfortable night for sleeping.

Downpours expected in the West Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Tomorrow we do it all again, sunny spells and dry conditions on and off mixed with rain that will move north and eastwards through the day.

Rain and thunder in the East Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Again expect thunderstorms and heavy downpours.

Tomorrow temperatures will hit 26c so still hot but not as stuffy as today.

Temperatures will be more comfortable by Wednesday but still above average.

There is still a risk of heavy showers too.

By Thursday and Friday it will feel less humid and although there will be showers they will not be so intense.

Monday weather trivia!

This is the 16th consecutive day of temperatures hitting 28c or higher in the UK.

The longest stretch since August 1997!

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