There's been plenty of speculation regarding Ex Hurricane Bertha which is now heading eastwards across the Atlantic.
The Met Office issues a Yellow Warning for heavy rain and the risk of localised flooding across South West England.
A West Country derby takes centre stage in rugby's Championship on Sunday when Plymouth Albion make the short trip to Bristol.
There are 40 miles of stop-start queues on the M5 southbound, between junctions 14 (Thornbury) and 23 (Bridgwater North). Travel time between the two is 120 minutes. There are no accidents; congestion is due to the sheer volume of holiday traffic.
It's promising to be one of the busiest weekends of the year on the region's roads, as the school summer holidays get underway. Industry leaders say they've seen a drop in bookings over the last couple of months compared to previous years but they're hoping sunny summer weather will help boost bookings.
The latest in a series of strikes by the Fire Brigades Union takes place this morning. Members are taking action for two hours from six this morning until eight.
The strike is over changes to working conditions - and another is planned for late tonight.
Plymouth Albion visit West Country rivals Bristol in rugby's Championship on Sunday. Albion have had a tendency this season to lose games from a winning position.
Plymouth's Scrum-half Ruairi Cushion told our reporter Jeff Welch his side are determined to show at the weekend that if they do take the lead they will be able to hold onto it.
The mother of murder victim Catherine Wells-Burr will be at an event today to mark the 40th anniversary of Victim Support. Since Catherine was murdered in Somerset in 2012, her parents have supported families in similar situations and campaigned for victims' rights.
Jayne Wells-Burr will be at a reception held by the Lord Mayor to celebrate the work of the charity, in Bristol.