Mild tonight across the ITV News Central region, lots of cloud. An area of more organised rain starts into the western fringes of the region around midnight. This will spread eastwards to most other parts by around 3-4am. Some heavy pulses of rain in this band. Overnight lows 12-14c, 54-57f.
Wednesday starts wet for all, some heavy bursts of rain around, but as the band of rain continues NE'wards the rain on it becomes lighter and patchier, it runs out of steam.
So by Wednesday afternoon the East of the region will see cloud and showers. In the West it will mostly be turning dry, but still the risk of isolated showers. Brightening from the west behind the showers, tops 17-18c, 64f. Less breezy than Tuesday.
Thursday starts dry, but there is a weather warning for heavy, thundery rain to pull up from the south later. 15-20mm precipitation is widely expected, but in the heavier showers 20mm an hour is anticipated with 30-50mm possible during the day. Localised flooding is therefore possible.This warning will be updated during Wednesday morning.
On Friday we have a returning Polar Maritime air mass, so quite cloudy with isolated showers developing, but also some bright spells inbetween.**
A ridge of high pressure starts to build on Saturday so brighter spells, a fine weekend, with temperatures a couple of degrees above where they should be for the time of year throughout the whole of this week.