East Midlands Weather: Rain gradually easing. Windy throughout

This Evening and Tonight:Cloudy in the evening with occasionally heavy rain on western hills. Light but persistent rain, mainly over the Peak District, into the early hours, some drier spells possible towards Lincolnshire later. Very windy throughout the night.

Friday:Cloudy at first with spells of persistent and occasionally heavy rain. Brighter into the afternoon, but turning colder with isolated scattered showers. Showers and winds easing later.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:Bright start with sunny spells Saturday, cloudier later. Windy with heavy rain overnight, then scattered, blustery showers on Sunday. Colder Monday with strong winds and showers, mainly toward the coast.