Heavy rain and thunder is set to return to the UK today after a yellow weather warning for rain has been put in place.
The Met Office issued the alert between noon and 9pm across the north of England, including Manchester and Newcastle, the Midlands and Wales.
The forecaster said: 'Heavy showers will develop, bringing possible travel disruption and flooding in a few areas.'
People in these areas are told to expect spray and flooding on roads, affecting journey times both by road and on public transport.
Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, and some interruption to power supplies and other services could occur.
Although the storm is expected to mostly be over by tonight, after a day of respite another weather warning has been issued for between 10am on Friday and 9am on Saturday.
This warning is for thunderstorms and covers a larger area – right across the north reaching Northern Ireland, Wales and the Midlands.
The Met Office warned: 'Slow moving thundery downpours may cause localised surface water impacts.'
It added there may be lightning strikes, and updated the weather warning this afternoon to flag there may be a possibility of localised flooding.
Clare Nasir from the Met Office said in a forecast: 'Through Wednesday: a scattering of showers, some sunshine in between, good dry spells coming through for some parts of the country, but towards the North West there's more cloud with some showery rain.'
She added: 'The cloud will build, particularly inland, and slowly but surely we'll see a scattering of showers. These showers will be slow-moving and could be heavy, so you could get heavier downpours from time to time.
'But in between, some drier weather, certainly some brighter skies coming through, even when we see the height of the showers across the Midlands, Northern parts of England, up towards Scotland.'
Temperatures will remain between 21°C and 23°C today.
She said the thunderstorms are expected to clear over the weekend, with brighter weather and a scattering of showers predicted by Sunday.
And Brits can hope for the weather to improve in the coming weeks .
Some forecasters are predicting a 'heat dome' towards the middle or end of August, with temperatures possibly even hitting the 30°C mark, though they warned long-term forecasts can be unreliable.
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