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A rather cloudy day with further locally heavy rain or showers for most, with some hill snow likely.
Feeling cold in the north to northeast wind, clearing overnight.
Maximum Temperature 8 °C.
There is a yellow weather warning in place for parts of Northumberland.
It has been issued by the Met Office.
See the warning here
More than a millon people are expected to line the route of this year's Tour de Yorkshire between tomorrow and Sunday (April 29- May 1).
Pictures from the race in our region will be seen in 150 countries.
Stage one tomorrow makes its way into North Yorkshire, where the riders are expected in Knaresborough at around 2.20pm and the finish is in Settle at around 4.30pm.
And Stage 3 on Sunday starts in Middlesbrough at 11.30am passing through Grosmont at 2.45pm on the way to Scarborough at 4.30pm.
If you're not out on the road supporting the riders, you can see it all on ITV 4. Ned Boulting will be one of the commentators, we asked him to ride Sunday's stage for us:
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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says his team is concentrating on a win against Stoke City this weekend so that they can remain in the running for Premier League survival.
Sunderland are out of the bottom three, but only just.
And Allardyce thinks the pressure is on because he predicts Newcastle will win against Crystal Palace.
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