WEATHER: East Midlands flood alert

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Here is your regional forecast for on Thursday, June 16.

The Met Office has maintained a weather alert for heavy rain and potential flooding today, with heavy showers developing through the day.

Cloudy with patchy mist and fog at first, some cloud breaks may occur late morning allowing some brief brighter spells. However, fairly quickly cloud will build again with further heavy showers developing inland and possibly turning thundery.

Into night, expect further clouds with mainly light rain. Mist and fog, especially near the coast and over high ground. Winds mainly light. Maximum temperature 20 degrees centigrade, minimum 11 degrees.

The Met Office's chief forecaster said: "As on preceding days some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur. Lightning could be an additional hazard. This warning has been updated to restrict the extent on the western and eastern sides.

"The daily rise in temperature will again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms. Once again, 15-25 mm could fall within an hour in scattered locations, and possibly more very locally, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas."