THE August Bank Holiday weekend could get off to a soggy start with the Met Office warning of heavy rain throughout Saturday.

The organisation has issued a severe weather warning for the West Midlands along with a large part of England, with only Cornwall and the Scottish Borders likely to get away without umbrellas.

Heavy showers, some torrential, and thunderstorms are predicted to start at about 10.45am, continuing until 9pm, with about 4cm falling in some areas.

Residents in flood-risk areas are warned to be alert, although home are unlikely to be flooded.

Drivers are advised conditions may be difficult with localised surface water flooding possible in some areas and disruptions to public transport are possible.

Sunday and Monday are expected to be dry.

For updates on the weather, keep an eye on your Worcester News website.