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Weekend forecast for the North West

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An area of low pressure could give an unsettled end to the weekend, but for the North West showers should ease off during Saturday and many areas should awake to a dry start on Sunday.

There has been a lot of talk in the press about 'ex-Hurricane Gert' heading our way. The power and intensity of Gert is long gone by the time it reaches our shores, but it's this system later on Sunday into Monday that could bring warm and damp conditions for the start on next week.

High pressure for the middle of the weekend. Low pressure could bring some rain later Sunday into Monday, but still uncertain of exact track and intesity Credit: Met Office/ ITV

FRIDAY NIGHT: Any organised showery rain soon clearing during the evening, leaving clear spells and occasional showers drifting in from the west for the rest of the night. Lows 10°C.

SATURDAY:

Sunshine and less frequent showers on Saturday compared to Friday, and these becoming more isolated as the day wears on, leaving a predominantly dry and sunny end to the afternoon. Staying windy. Fresher high of 17-19°C.

SUNDAY:

A dry and bright start but cloud building and rain spreading northeastwards later on Sunday, possibly turning heavy over the hills.

OUTLOOK:

Rain gradually moving southeastwards through Monday. Staying unsettled at times for some Tuesday. Settling down from midweek