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Latest in-depth forecast for Saturday night and beyond.

Amble Bay, looking towards Druridge Bay. Photo: Lilian Tomlin, Morpeth

Two areas of rain affect us this weekend, two fronts which are effectively joined up. One has been pushing north through Saturday; the other pushes in from the west and heads slowly eastwards on Saturday night before clearing on Sunday afternoon.

Both bring outbreaks of rain and cloud, but nothing too worrisome. A big developing area of high pressure over Scandinavia is weakening any fronts from the Atlantic as they pull in from the west, so the weather won't be anything like as fierce as the wind and rain over the last few weeks.

SATURDAY NIGHT

The next weather front pushes in from the west, but it's slow moving so it won't reach our region until after midnight. Cloudy and damp for all parts by the end of the night. The rain turns wintry over the hilltops. Becoming slightly less breezy.

SUNDAY

Remnants of cloud and rain still affect the region first thing, but skies start to brighten from the west through the morning. By lunchtime, the rain will be away and it should be a sunny afternoon for all parts with lighter winds. Temperatures slightly down on Saturday's at 6-7c, so feeling slightly chillier.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Clear skies, touch of frost and some fog patches.

MONDAY

Odd fog patch. Decent sunny spells, light winds, cloudier later in the west. Temps 5c 41f.

MONDAY NIGHT

The coldest night of the next few with a widespread frost. Lows minus 2c in general. Minus 4c in more sheltered spots.

TUESDAY

Cold, frosty start. Mainly dry and bright during the day. Rain pushes in from the west, but probably not until the evening, turning to snow over the Pennines above 400m. Temps 4c 39f.

WEDNESDAY

Rain lingers - dull, damp, miserable start. Outbreaks of rain, lots of cloud. Temps 5c 41f.