Birmingham is braced for thunderstorms this weekend as the city is hit by stormy weather with the temperatures rising.
The weather will see thunderstorms hit Birmingham on Saturday, according to forecasts issued by the Met Office.
Meteorologists are expecting a dry and bright end to the week, but rain showers are also probable.
And the spells of rain will give way to more treacherous weather come the first day of the weekend, with the temperature hitting the low-twenties.
After temperature highs of 23C on Friday, July 22, Saturday (July 23) will see changeable weather, with outbreaks of thundery showers expected.
A dry start across the region with a good deal of sunshine is forecast for Thursday.
According to the Met Office, cloud will build through the morning, bringing some outbreaks of showery rain by the afternoon, though still with a few bright spells.
Patches of showery rain will linger through this evening before clearing in the small hours. Remaining dry thereafter with skies staying cloudy until dawn.
Largely dry but cloudy at first on Friday, with just the odd shower. Brightening up through the afternoon as the cloud breaks, allowing for some warm sunny spells.
And the outlook for Saturday to Monday reads: “Changeable over the next few days with most places seeing some bright or sunny spells, but also outbreaks of rain or heavy, possibly thundery showers. Temperatures near normal throughout.”
The Environment Agency has also warned there could be localised flooding in parts of the country.
Heavy rain and gusts of wind are forecast on Saturday, with showers continuing into Sunday and next week.
Sunshine will return to southern England on Sunday although temperatures will stay cool.
The outlook for next week looks mixed with some unsettled weather and rain forecast midweek.