Flood alert warning for Borders with further heavy rain today

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The Borders is currently under a flood alert after a night of torrential rain, and thunder and lightning.

A spokesman for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) said: “The initial band of heaviest rainfall should appear around early Tuesday evening, and then clear by midnight.

“There is likely to be further heavy rain during Wednesday that could also cause impacts.”

A flood alert is the lowest of three warnings, which urges homeowners that “flooding is possible. Be prepared.”

Despite the heavy rain, the fire service reported no weather-related incidents overnight in the Borders.