Birmingham will be announced as the chosen site for the new HS2 Construction HQ, creating 1,500 new jobs.
It will be the home to the engineers and designers who will put together the detailed construction plans for the track, stations and signalling.
More top news
After a cold start with the odd freezing fog patch, Thursday should be mainly dry and bright with some sunny spells and light winds.
A fine day on Thursday with plenty of sunny spells and light winds. Temperatures will be close to normal for late February.
The new storage hub at the centre of KFC's chicken delivery problems has not yet been granted registration to legally operate.