Compared to last week, this weekend is disappointing with all three days at risk of either showers or rain.
The main rain area comes through on Saturday, from the southeast, with showers to follow.
On Sunday showers will be more scattered but they are potentially heavier with an increased risk of being thundery.
Monday looked dry a few days ago, but now even our 'extra day' looks like there could be a few showers around.
Negatives: Showers or rain never far away. Large rainfall totals possible by the end of the long weekend.
Positives: Winds never too strong. When the sun does pop out it will feel quite warm this times of year.
Here's your forecast for the Tyne Tees region for the next few days.....
It will be generally cloudy with the odd shower before more general showery rain spreads up from the south later in the day. Feeling cool in the freshening northeast wind, especially around coasts. Highs around 13 °C.
Rain turns to showers for the evening and overnight period with a few drier and clearer spells around. Showers perhaps heavy in places. Lows 9 °C. Winds easing inland.
Bright or sunny intervals and occasional showers, again perhaps heavy and thundery especially in the afternoon. Feeling warmer in the sunshine with winds lighter. Highs 14-16°C inland.
Sunny intervals but with the risk of a few showers. Highs to 16°C. Light southeasterly breeze.
Remaining unsettled for the rest of the week. Temperatures on the mild side but sunshine at a premium. More general cloud and showery rain is expected later on Tuesday and again during Wednesday. Feeling cool in a strengthening northeast wind