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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly day with some showers along with the chance of hail, sleet and snow with highs of just 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Weather: Clear spells and showers ahead

BBC Weather

There's better news ahead on the weather front for the West Midlands, although more showers are forecast across the next 24 hours.

Sun setting over flooded Buildwas this evening
Georgina Eley

Overall tonight, there are set to be clear spells mixed with scattered showers.

Then tomorrow, there'll still be some showers but they'll be mixed in with bright spells and it'll be breezy.

Get a forecast at any time from the BBC Weather website.

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There will be strong winds and heavy rain for many this morning.

It will turn brighter this afternoon but stay windy with scattered showers and highs of 13C (55F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Your weather: A cloudy night ahead with patchy rain ahead

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy night with some patchy rain and drizzle with lows of 8C (46F).

Robin
BBC Weather Watchers / Littleacorns

It will be a windy day tomorrow with some sunny spells and showers with highs of 12C (54F).

You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A422 and J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J11, A422 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4451 to J11 for A422.

M40 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M40 southbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a vehicle on fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a windy but dry day with highs of 11C (52F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, before J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound before J11, A422 (Banbury), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It will be a morning of sunshine and blustery showers before heavier rain moves in later with highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J11 for A422 and J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M40 northbound between J11, A422 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Your weather forecast: A cloudy night ahead of Storm Dennis

BBC Weather

It will be mainly cloudy this evening with some drizzle and lows of 7C (45F).

Shrewsbury
BBC Weather Watchers/Grum

It will be a very wet and windy Saturday with outbreaks of heavy rain for much of the day and gales expected.

Yellow warnings for rain and wind are in place for much of the West Midlands until midnight on Sunday.

You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Warning storm could cause rail delays and cancellations

BBC News Travel

Rail passengers are being warned there could be delays and cancellations this weekend, because of Storm Dennis.

West Midlands Trains pointed out Storm Ciara had left "some areas of land already saturated and tree branches weakened".

West Midlands Train
BBC

Last weekend Network Rail workers had to go out to clear fallen trees and other debris from the lines and also repair damaged overhead cables.

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Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a generally dry day with sunny spells in the morning and some patchy drizzle this afternoon and highs of 12C (54F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Your weather forecast: A dry and clear night in store

BBC Weather

Any evening showers should die out leaving a dry night with clear spells and lows of 0C (32F).

Sedgley
BBC Weather Watchers/Anna L

It will be a dry morning before cloud thickens with rain moving in on Friday afternoon.

You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

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Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a breezy day with sunny spells and showers with highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Weather: Stormy weather forecast to return

BBC Weather

Enjoy the sunshine while you can, because the wind and rain is forecast to return tomorrow.

The Met Office is issuing more yellow weather warnings for the area and by the weekend we'll have high winds similar to the ones we saw last weekend.

Bodenham
Step counter

Flooding levels falling, but more on the way

Flooding is continuing to cause problems across the West Midlands, with a number of Environment Agency flood alerts still in place around rivers.

There is also a flood warning for the River Severn in Shrewsbury, but water levels are expected to fall over the next couple of days.

Flooding near Buildwas
BBC

The Environment Agency warned that river levels could rise again, with more stormy weather forecast at the weekend.

Weather: Sunshine and snow forecast

BBC Weather

Depending on where you are in the West Midlands, you could have sunshine, or snow, or a mixture of both tomorrow.

Staffordshire is the area most likely to see a snow shower, while temperatures could be as high as 7C (45F) in other parts of the region.

Temperatures tonight will be around freezing.

Lydbury North
Ken M

Flood warnings continue

River levels across the West Midlands are expected to remain high and the Environment Agency still has flood warnings in place for parts of the River Severn in Shropshire.

It also has flood alerts for the rivers Lugg, Wye, Avon, Trent and Dene, among others.

Flood
BBC

The Environment Agency also said that with the rain set to continue, it expected the flooding to remain for a number of days.

Flooded road
BBC

Your weather forecast: A cold and clear night in store

After the snow in some parts of the region, it'll be a dry night with clear spells and lows of 0C (32F).

Bromyard
BBC Weather Watchers/Mrs Baggins

A warning for snow and ice remains in place for the Staffordshire Moorlands which could cause further travel disruption to that we told you about earlier.

You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Flooding 'likely' across the region

Flood warnings have been issued for the River Vyrnwy at Maesbrook and Melverley in Shropshire and the River Weaver at Shrewbridge Lodge near Nantwich.

High river
BBC Weather Watchers/ Coldhilldip

Dozens of less serious flood alerts are also in place across the region with water likely to affect low-lying roads.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, said the Environment Agency.

Storm Ciara: Hundreds still without power

About 400 properties are still without power across the West Midlands after Storm Ciara swept through the region.

Fallen Tree
Sutton Walker

Western Power Distribution said it had restored supplies to 115,000 customers in its area on Sunday with restorations still ongoing.

Flooding continues to cause problems for rail passengers on the West Coast Main Line, with no trains running north of Preston because of flooding at Carlisle.

Storm Ciara: Revised rail services

BBC News Travel

Storm Ciara is still affecting rail travel across the region due to trees falling on to the overhead power lines.

Network Rail has been assessing damage to lines and passengers are urged to check their routes before travelling.

West Midlands Railway will not operate services between Stafford and Wolverhampton and Rugely to Walsall.

A revised hourly train service will also be in place between Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent.

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Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will remain windy today with some showers and highs of 7C( 45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Your weather forecast: Rain later before wind picks up

BBC Weather

Rain will move in for a time later, with strong winds picking up on Saturday.

Birmingham
BBC Weather Watchers / Sutton Walker

There's a yellow warning for wind for the whole of the West Midlands from midnight on Saturday until midnight on Sunday.

You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Storm Ciara: Rail passengers advised not to travel

Rail customers are now being advised to avoid travelling on Sunday if at all possible, said CrossCountry Trains.

It has cancelled all trains between Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central and running an amended service between Birmingham and York, Manchester Picadilly, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads.

Due to speed restrictions services are expected to take an hour longer than usual.

Storm Ciara: Amended timetable in place for rail passengers

Rail passengers are being warned to expect travel disruption with Storm Ciara expected to bring high winds across the West Midlands.

Trampoline on the railway line
Network Rail

An amended timetable has been put in place in anticipation of speed restrictions, said Network Rail.

While the strongest winds are expected on Sunday, disruption could follow into Monday morning, it warned.

Lineside neighbours are also asked to help keep the railway free of any unexpected debris by tying down or clearing away garden furniture and trampolines, it added.

Decision to end police alliance criticised by inspector

A report, published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, has criticised the decision to end the alliance between the West Mercia and Warwickshire forces.

They're still in the process of agreeing a separation, after West Mercia Police complained in October 2018 that the arrangement was unfair and one-sided.

Police car
BBC

In this report, Wendy Williams, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, said West Mercia's "decision to terminate the alliance does not appear to have been based on a well-evidenced business case, nor were the public or partners consulted beforehand".

She also said: "There is no certainty as to how it will provide these services in the future, and the costs and benefits of terminating the alliance are not yet fully known."

The split was due to take place last year, but Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered an extension until April, after the two sides couldn't agree the terms.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy day with some sunny spells and highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Your weather: A dry and chilly night in store

BBC Weather

It will be a dry and chilly night with some patchy fog and lows of 0C (32F).

Stourbridge
BBC Weather Watchers/Anna L

You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Storm Ciara: Yellow warning for strong winds

Storm Ciara is set to bring strong and possibly damaging winds across the West Midlands.

Weather map
Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the region from 18:00 on Saturday to midnight on Sunday.

Its forecast says gusts of between 80 and 100km/h (50-60mph) are likely across inland areas.

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Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Any early mist and fog should clear leaving a dry and bright day with highs of 5C (41F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Weather: Temperatures to drop below freezing overnight

BBC Weather

It's forecast to be a cold, clear night for most of us and in some places the temperature will drop below freezing.

Temperatures tomorrow will remain cold, and further ahead there's some stormy weather expected at the weekend.

Bromyard
Postman Les

Weather: A misty and foggy start

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

It's a foggy and misty start to Wednesday across the West Midlands but that should lift over the morning for a bright afternoon.

It's going to start to change though, and a yellow weather warning is already in place for high winds that are due to develop ahead of the weekend.

West Midlands weather

Your weather forecast: A clear and chilly night in store

BBC Weather

It will be a clear and dry night with some cloud likely in the early hours with lows of 1C (34F).

Barlaston
BBC Weather Watchers/Jon

You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.