Things will hot up from Thursday but high temperatures will be short lived

Deck chairs at the ready as the weather begins to hot up Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Although today is feeling slightly fresher than recent days it will be all change again by the time we get to Thursday as humid air moves in from the continent.

As for the rest of today it's a case of sunshine and showers.

This afternoon:

There is a risk the showers could be heavy and thundery but generally if you do catch one it will be much lighter than yesterday's downpours and they are very well scattered too.

Temperatures today in the sunny spells will hit 21c that's 70f.

Warm air moves in from France Credit: ITV News Central

Tonight:

The shower risk will continue through the evening before it turns drier for a time.

However the cloud will build overnight ahead of a weather front moving in from the West.

That front will bring rain in the early hours which will moving in a northerly direction.

Temperatures overnight will dip no lower than 12c.

Rainfall radar overnight and tomorrow Credit: ITV News Central

Tomorrow:

Wednesday looks to be a wet one with rain on and off through the day as it travels north. Temperatures under the cloud will reach 21c, similar to today.

It's behind the band of rain we start to see warmer temperatures.

Thursday:

Thursday will be the best day of the week for sunshine and temperatures, if you like it hot that is! Highs of 28c are expected and it will be sunny too.

Weather should be very hot by Thursday in the East Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Friday:

Friday once again will be dry, sunny and warm for most of us but the East Midlands is at risk of seeing some heavy, thundery downpours.

Hot and sunny weather for Thursday and Friday in the West Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Saturday:

Saturday won't be as hot and there will be a few showers knocking around too the heaviest of which will be in the south-west.