Torrential rain this weekend

The Midlands' glorious spell of sunshine will be brought to an abrupt end this weekend after the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy downpours and thunderstorms for parts of the region.

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Flooding: More expected in Midlands this weekend

The Met Office has issued a "yellow" warning for flooding this weekend in the Midlands Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a "yellow" warning of rain for the Midlands this weekend with heavy showers expected to develop in the region this afternoon and into Sunday.

It is thought that as much as 30mm of rain could fall within an hour and 50mm or more in less than three hours this evening.

The Met Office says:

"The public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption to travel, due to surface water flooding and lightning strikes."

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