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Heavy rain warning issued for Preston during Saturday

Posted on - 24th February, 2017 - 10:36am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
Preston is being told to prepare for heavy rain Pic: George Thompson
Preston is being told to prepare for heavy rain Pic: George Thompson

Preston is expected to see heavy rain during Saturday as the unsettled weather continues.

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After a calm Friday the wet weather is due to return during 25 February.

The Met Office is warning of the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption.

The chief forecaster states: “A large area of rain is expected to push into the northwest of the UK later Friday, and slowly clear southeastwards through Saturday.

“A combination of mild, moist air and strong southwesterly winds will lead to rainfall being especially heavy and persistent over higher ground. 30-50 mm is likely quite widely with 70 mm over the most exposed sites.”

Read more: Fallen tree blocks road in Penwortham

The yellow weather warning runs throughout Saturday until 10pm.

Winds are expected to reach 18mph, nowhere near the gusts seen during Thursday when Storm Doris ripped through the city and Lancashire.

Looking ahead the forecast for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is for sunshine and showers.

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