MAKE the most of today’s nice weather while it lasts – the storms are on their way.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy and thundery rain throughout Worcestershire and across the West Midlands from just before midnight tonight until 9pm on Thursday evening.

A statement on the agency’s website read: “An active complex frontal zone is expected to move northwards into southeast England on Wednesday evening continuing across the southern half of England and Wales on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

“This brings the threat of some heavy rain for a time with embedded convection within the frontal band.

“To the rear of the frontal zone scattered thundery showers are likely to develop bringing some further localised downpours during Thursday afternoon. “Considerable local variations in rainfall are likely.

“However, totals of more than 40mm are likely in places through the day with a risk of 15mm falling in less than an hour locally.”