West Midlands weather forecast: A mixture of clear spells and chilly air

A very happy New Year and all the best for 2014.

For New Year's day itself it starts off pretty unsettled and we are expecting outbreaks of rain and some strong winds followed by hefty showers for the afternoon.

But if you are managing to stay awake until midnight it's not as unsettled as it could be.

Clear spells replaced by showery outbreaks in the West could be heavy and blustery in nature, and settling down for the second half of the night before this area of low pressure swings in from the South West as we head into Wednesday.

Overnight tonight a mixture of clear spells, fairly blustery winds, pretty chilly air and some showers, if you catch them scattered - but they could be heavy and blustery if you catch one.