Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

WEATHER: Storm pattern shift later this week

Currently, the sub-tropical storm is moving north-west across the Atlantic towards north-western Europe.

High intensity rainfall over a relatively short period of time for many areas on Saturday night associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto.

Within the next 24 hours, Ernesto is expected to dissipate and weaken as it reaches the United Kingdom and Ireland, downgrading to a post tropical storm along the way, the NHC said.

"The track will see it head for Ireland Saturday night but at present it is forecast very breezy with some rain".

Then, as it merges with a frontal zone on Saturday, the storm will become extratropical.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather, which could potentially be upgraded to a hurricane.

The weather will most likely be stormy this weekend especially in the north-east.

Weather Alert Day: Severe storms return today and tonight
But as has been the case most of the week, it's not the heat but rather the humidity that makes it rather unbearable outside. The storms are most likely to occur in the mid-afternoon through early evening, making for a messy afternoon rush hour.

However, the south of England is not now set to be impacted by the storm.

This will then turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of around 20 °C.

A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK.

Wind is expected across northern parts with spells of rain, mainly in the west. Winds will also be strong over Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the teens and mid-20Cs this weekend, a far cry from the hottest spell since the summer since 1976 baked Britain in July.

What is the latest weather forecast for the weekend?

The storm is due to hit the United Kingdom this weekend and will nearly certainly bring heavy wind and showers.

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