Weather warning for rain and thunderstorms across the Borders

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The weekend will get off to a potentially soggy start as the Met Office is warning of isolated heavy showers and possibly thunderstorms.

The rain and possibly severe storms are expected during Friday evening (July 3) across the Borders and Berwickshire.

The Yellow Warning, issued at 10.15am today (Thursday), is valid from 7pm on Friday until noon on Saturday.

These are likely to become more frequent later and spread northwards.

Some torrential downpours are possible with localised flooding, hail and frequent lightning also possible.

30mm of rain is possible within an hour, with as much as 50mm possible in three hours.

The Met Office warning continues: “The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

“On Friday evening, another hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to spread into the south from the Continent.

“This airmass looks conducive to the development of isolated thunderstorms during the evening across England and Wales which could become more frequent later in the night as they spread northwards towards Scotland.”

Check the latest local forecast at the Met Office website.