Police are urging motorists to avoid Kings Heath High Street in Birmingham because of a fire at Cash Converters. West Midlands Police have told ITV Central the road is likely to remain closed between York Road and Silver Street for much of the morning.
Diversions are in place down Institute Road.
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Remaining generally cloudy with further locally heavy rain or showers expected through Friday morning, drier in the afternoon.
Showers will continue through Friday and may turn locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.