WEATHER WARNING: Region braced for heavy rain and floods

Parts of the region are facing a flood alerts this weekend, as the good weather is set to come to an abrupt end.
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Towns in Derbyshire are being warned that heavy rain will batter the county from the early hours of Friday to Saturday morning.

Heavy rain is forecast for Nottinghamshire throughout Saturday and into Sunday, although no flood warnings have been put in place yet.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “An area of warm, very humid air is expected to move across France into Britain later on Thursday and into Friday.

“Isolated severe thunderstorms are likely to develop overnight Thursday into Friday bringing the risk of torrential downpours through Friday. These will be succeeded by a band of more widespread heavy rain and occassional thunderstorms.

“The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption, mainly from surface water flooding. Lightning and hail could also cause some impacts.

“The public is advised to take extra care.”