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Weekend Weather - Rain before sunshine & showers

Turnditch, Derbyshire JENNIFER LUMBARD Photo:

The good news this weekend is that it shouldn't be too cold. Temperatures by day will be at average or just above (mid teens celsius) and we should be frost free by night.

Low pressure tracks eastwards across the south of the UK this weekend

Despite some sunshine developing later on Saturday, and staying with us on Sunday, low pressure edges across the south of the UK . This will bring a spell of rain eastwards Saturday morning with strengthening winds and further risk of showers later Saturday into Sunday.

Here's your midlands forecast for the coming weekend........

SATURDAY - Rain to start. Bright & breezy later with scattered showers.

Misty low cloud in places to start, especially for the east - where it should begin dry with occasional brightness.

Quite quickly an area of fairly heavy and persistent rain will track eastwards to bring an unsettled morning for the east midlands, but a brightening picture for the west midlands.

By afternoon, as the rain continues it's journey eastwards, most areas will be under a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers could be fairly sharp, with the risk of thunder, but with a strengthening southerly breeze should move showers through quite quickly.

SUNDAY - Fewer showers. Longer, drier spells.

Low pressure continues to moves off into the continent during Sunday. This leaves us with a showers feeding in around the low for a time. As the day progresses expect fewer showers and more in the way of drier and brighter spells with some sunshine in between.

Showers will continue to be heavy if they occur. Winds will remain fairly fresh from an easterly direction.