Preston weather forecast: Watch our roundup for the final weekend of 'stay at home' lockdown rules

Preston is set for a mixed weekend of weather as sun, cloud and heavy rain are all predicted.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:18 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:24 pm

Friday will continue to be dry and bright on Friday, with temperatures peaking at a rather fresh 7C, however conditions are set to turn a little unsettled from 5pm as showers move in.

Heavy rain is expected into early evening, with scattered showers carrying on through the night and into Saturday morning.

Following the damp start to the day, Saturday is forecast to brighten up as the day progresses, remaining dry and bright throughout.

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Sunday is set to see the worst of the rain with a 90% chance of rain throughout much of the day, slowly easing later on.

Here is the full Met Office forecast:

Friday, March 26:

Through the morning a band of heavy rain quickly pushes east, clearing by midday. Sunny spells and scattered showers follow, at times turning heavy and wintry, along with possible thunder too. Windy and feeling colder. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Further clear spells with blustery wintry showers overnight with some snow accumulation over higher ground. Widespread frost with a risk of ice for some. Windy with coastal gales. Minimum temperature -2 °C.

Saturday, March 27:

Wintry showers will ease through the morning to become dry with sunny spells. Thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain will then arrive by evening. Windy with coastal gales. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Sunday, March 28 into the following week:

An unsettled period throughout, though turning milder. Outbreaks of rain will be heavy and persistent at times, especially over northern hills. Windy too, with potential severe coastal gales.