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Weekend washout on the way with heavy rain and thunderstorms; The Met Office have predicted a gloomy weekend with low temperatures.

Byline: Kate McMullin

Forecasters are predicting a weekend washout in Merseyside with heavy showers and possible thunderstorms.

There was already a yellow weather warning in place this week when the city was hit with 60mph winds by Storm Hector on Friday.

But despite a milder day today, theweatherwill be taking another turn on Saturday as rain sweeps in.

According to The Met Office tomorrow showers are set to begin from the early hours of the morning and will continue right up until around 8pm.

Heavy rain will begin the day for most, at around 9am and throughout the day the showers will continue with the chance of lightning and thunder from around 1pm.

Temperatures will also be a lot lower than those with which the city has become accustomed in recent weeks - with the mercury reaching only 16A[degrees]C and a low of 13A[degrees]C.

How long will Storm Hector carry on for? And will the high winds be back?

The gloom is to continue on Sunday with much of the day plagued with clouds and the chance of showers.

From around 7am the clouds will be sweep in, with a brighter period around 10am, but turning grey again until the evening.

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The mercury will rise slightly, from Saturday, to 18C but it will still feel pretty cool as the minimum temperature is 15A[degrees]C.

Tonight showers will tend to ease through the evening, however cloud will thicken and bring outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

The rain will be heavy and persistent towards dawn, with temperatures dropping overnight to a minimum of 10A[degrees]C.

But if you can get through the weekend, brighter days are ahead with the sun returning on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and temperatures rising to 20A[degrees]C.

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Merseyside could be hit by thunderstorms and torrential rain tonight -- with a yellow weather warning extended by forecasters

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Date:Jun 15, 2018
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