1. ITV Report

A largely warm and dry day but heavy rain on its way!

After some lingering showers in the north this morning, and a largely grey and cloudy start elsewhere, it is expected to brighten up this afternoon.

Temperatures in eastern counties are expected to reach highs of 27 deg C, 81 in Fahrenheit.

There is a small risk of a light shower in the west this afternoon but on the whole it is expected to be largely dry into this evening.

The Met Office has issued a warning, which will come into force at midnight, as heavy, thundery downpours are expected.

It will, once again, be a muggy and humid night with temperatures staying in the high teens.

During the course of the night and tomorrow there is a risk of some localised flash flooding, with between 2 to 3 inches of rainfall expected over a 2 to 3 hour period.

Saturday will remain unsettled with intense downpours from time to time.

There will be a period of rest-bite during the afternoon and it will begin to brighten from the south and southeast.

However, a second band of rain will push northwards during the afternoon.

It will feel cooler and less humid this weekend but temperatures still reaching highs of between 17 - 22 degrees Celsius.

Further showers are possible on Sunday and Monday, but these will gradually become less frequent and less intense than recently.

Increasingly cloudy Tuesday, but staying mostly dry and warming up a little once again.