1. ITV Report

Detailed forecast outlook for the Midlands: mild, wet, windy.

Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire. Photo: Anita Thomas

Temperatures around 16-17c, and the mild, unsettled weather continues.

Tuesday afternoon highs in terms of temperature! Credit: Met Office

The air is pulling up from the SW, from the Bay of Biscay and the Azores - mild but moist.

It's drawing a cold front across the region today, pushing west to east. Like an old dish cloth, it's a bit raggedy and has a few holes in it, so although it's bringing rain, there will be some breaks as well.

MILD, MOIST SW'ERLIES. COLD FRONT CROSSES ON TUESDAY. Credit: Met Office

TUESDAY AFTERNOON:

It's an improving situation through Tuesday afternoon with drier, brighter weather pushing in from the west, but remaining windy everywhere. Still odd showers behind the main system.

TUESDAY NIGHT. Credit: ITV News Central

TUESDAY NIGHT:

There will be a drier spell this evening and for the bulk of the night in the east of the region.

Further west, a drier spell this evening, but after midnight and during the early hours an occluded front ploughs across the region.

VIGOROUS OCCLUDED FRONT PUSHES WET TO EAST TUESDAY NIGHT. Credit: Met Office

It will be vigorous and very active with the risk of hail and thunder and a spell of heavy, persistent rain on it. Strong winds also. This will move through relatively quickly, in 1-2 hours, but showers will follow. So a wet, muggy second half to the night.

WEDNESDAY MORNING. Credit: ITV News Central

WEDNESDAY:

Wednesday morning sees a few showers first thing, but these die away with a little ridge building behind the departing weather system. Windy again also.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Credit: ITV News Central

By Wednesday lunchtime, there will be a marked improvement. The showers die away, the wind eases, cloud breaks up and by 3-4pm there will be quite a bit of sunshine. Temperatures mild, but a little fresher behind the weather system so a couple of degrees down on Tuesday's values.

Wednesday evening and night should be decent with clear spells and lighter winds.

WEATHER OUTLOOK. Credit: ITV News Central

THURSDAY

Much cooler start than of late, early temperatures of 3-4c expected which around the seasonal average. Some patchy fog at first. Calm, cool, light winds, dry. During Thursday afternoon, winds increase from the south to bring increasing showers and cloud. The weather front brings heavy, persistent rain from the south overnight into Friday.

FRIDAY

Friday: heavy, persistent rain clears by mid-morning. Skies brighten to give a better afternoon with the risk of heavy showers later.

WEEKEND

Typically mixed: showery, thundery, unsettled.

WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR VARIOUS REGIONAL LOCATIONS. Credit: ITV News Central

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