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West Midlands on heavy rain and storm alert

2014-09-18 17:30:27

Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Walford Road and Stratford Road in August

A weather alert for a deluge of heavy rain has been issued for the West Midlands.

The sustained downpour is expected tomorrow (Friday 19) and the Met Office has released the yellow level warning to raise awareness of inclement conditions throughout the day.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to spread from the south through the early hours before becoming more widespread during most of Friday.

The Met Office said: "Many places will miss these but the public should be aware of the potential for isolated disruption due to surface water flooding, lightning strikes and hail."

Forecasters predicted that some places would miss the downpours completely but other areas could see more than an inch of rain fall in a short amount of time with surface water flooding, lightning and hail adding to difficult travel conditions.

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