New Weather Warning issued for heavy rain and flooding

The Met Office has issued a new weather warning impacting the North East from 7pm tonight.

The warning reads: “Rain will become persistent and at times heavy across eastern parts of England during Saturday evening, lasting into Sunday. Rain will clear from the south of the warning area by dawn on Sunday, and from northeast England by early afternoon.”

Following a cloudy start to Saturday with some rain in the north, bright or sunny spells are forecast across all areas of the region with temperatures feeling milder at highs of 9°C. However, some parts may see showers break out during the afternoon – a sign of things to come overnight.