More storms are heading Northamptonshire's way today (Wednesday) AND tomorrow before another heatwave hits the county next week.
A Met Office weather warning issued yesterday has now been extended by three hours, lasting from noon to midnight, and a fresh alert for more storms moving up from the south which could hit the county from noon on Thursday..
Rain, thunder and lightning hit at around tea-time yesterday, flooding roads and producing some spectacular sights in the sky as a storm headed through the north of the county.
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Met Office forecasters predict today's rain will be more widespread with a warning covering the whole of the Midlands which could lead to more disruption in places. The heaviest rain is forecast for around 5pm and is likely to be worst in the west, around the Daventry area.
Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said, “Although some places will miss these heavy showers and thunderstorms, where they do occur they’ll be quite lively bringing torrential downpours with 25 to 35mm rain falling in an hour and a few places seeing perhaps 40 to 50mm rain in a couple of hours.
“With this heavy rain falling in a short time we could see some disruption to transport or damage to properties due to localised flooding, as well as the chance of lightning and hail.”
Away from the heavy showers and thunderstorms there will be some bright spells this week and it’ll feel warm in the sunshine, with temperatures into the low-20s.
And the good news is another spell of warm weather is on the horizon.
Local weather-watchers Northamptonshire Weather tweeted: "Temperatures staying in the low twenties over the next few days but some models are showing a chance of temps rising to 30°C as we head through next week."
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