WORCESTERSHIRE residents have been warned of the risk of thunderstorms and heavy rain today (Thursday)
A yellow weather warning has been issued until midnight with the June heat likely to trigger storms, particularly later this afternoon.
The warning covers a vast swathe of Western England and Wales with the Met Office warning thunderstorms and torrential downpours may cause travel disruption and, in a few places, flooding.
Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, according to forecasters.
A dry, sunny lunchtime in Worcester will see a change early this afternoon with clouds bubbling up.
The Met Office currently forecasts a 50 per cent change of showers or rain between 3pm and 5pm and a 70 per cent chance of heavy rain at about 9pm this evening.
A dry morning tomorrow (Friday) will give way to showers in the afternoon, most likely between 2pm and 4pm.