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WEATHER: Towards the weekend

After a decent day today the weather remains set to settle down just in time for the weekend, with High Pressure developing for Saturday and most of Sunday.

Before conditions improve a spell of showery rain is due to travel through the region overnight.

Newbiggin sunrise Credit: RICHARD DIXON

Thursday night: An area of rain pushes through overnight. Heaviest in the south, more showery further north. Lows of 6C.

Friday: Most of the rain clears south-east during the early morning. This leaves a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers for Friday, the showers more likely in the west with an odd sharp one over The Pennines possible during the afternoon.

Skies clear and temperatures dip for Friday night.

The Weekend: Dry and bright. Frosty by night. Rural spots on Saturday night could dip to minus 2 Celsius. Misty starts possible and by Sunday a chilly south-east breeze with daytime highs of only 12C.

By the end of Sunday rain moves in from the south-west.

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