1. ITV Report

Detailed forecast for this week in the Midlands. Unsettled, windy, mild.

Halfpenny Green airport, Wolverhampton. Photo: Ben Hughes

The rain will never be far away this week - so if you were thinking about upgrading your wet weather gear, or indulging in a funky new pair of wellies, then this is the week to do it!

It is going to be unsettled and autumnal with showers or longer spells of rain. Windy, but mild.

It was a very wet weekend with 15.8mm rain in Pershore, 8.2mm of that falling in just one hour on Saturday afternoon.

Rainfall from midnight to 2pm today totalled 19.8mm at Shobdon Airfield in Hereford and Worcester.

Pennerley in Shropshire came in a close second with 19mm.

Shawbury clocked up 17.8mm, and Keele in Staffordshire 17.4mm.

This evening we see a few showers continuing.

Cold front ripples northwards through the west of the UK on Monday night. Eastwards tomorrow. Credit: Met Office

A cold front which runs North-South will push northwards through the western side of the country tonight, and then erratically eastwards during Tuesday.

This means that overnight tonight, the western side of the ITV News Central region sees alot of cloud and rain. Further east, largely dry with clear slots, but clouding over during the night as the system pushes across.

Certainly not a cold night, with values more like where they should be by day! 13-15c.

TUESDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV News Central

By Tuesday morning, the band of rain should have moved as far eastwards as Leicestershire. It's a messy process with waves pulsing along the cold front.Wet in the West Midlands again on Tuesday morning; drier and cloudier further east. By lunchtime on Tuesday, rain reaches all parts of the region - this will be the wettest time of the day.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV News Central

Windy also, but again exceptionally mild for the time of year 17c, 63f as opposed to 12-13c, 55f that we would normally expect for late October.

WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE ITV NEWS CENTRAL REGION. Credit: ITV News Central

Wednesday: Unsettled with bright spells and heavy, blustery, thundery showers. These will be most frequent in the west. Fewer showers further east, but still windy.

Thursday, dry at first, then downhill. Outbreaks of rain push up from the SW during the morning and push erratically NE'wards. Winds picking up too.

Friday: particularly nasty and unsettled. Low pressure right over us giving heavy, persistent rain.

With the recent wet weekend, and soggy Monday, the ground is already pre-conditioned for localised flooding; do watch for surface spray on roads and take extra care.

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