MORE heavy rain is expected to hit over the weekend as a yellow weather warning has been extended.

In Blackburn, the worst of the showers will hit on Saturday and Sunday, with some scattered showered expected through today (October 30).

The Met Office have put two warnings in place as two separate Atlantic low-pressure systems will track to the north-west of the UK over the weekend.

It warned everyone to get their “coats and boots at the ready, (with) wet and windy weather to come this weekend”, and issued a series of yellow warnings for rain through to Sunday.

In the North West and parts of Wales and Scotland, the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta are likely to bring further heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “This week has been fairly unsettled and we’ll see this typical autumnal weather continuing over the weekend, with heavy rain and strong winds expected to bring disruption and risk of flooding to some areas.”

The first weather warning lasts until just before midnight on Friday and could bring damage to homes and businesses, travel cancellations and power cuts.

It predicts heavy rain and gales, with the mountains of north-west Wales and Cumbria set to be hit by the worst drenching as more than 100mm of rainfall is possible.

Elsewhere in the warning zone – which covers parts of north-west England, Wales, the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber – areas of higher ground could see strong to gale-force south-westerly winds, 50-80mm of rainfall, while 25-40mm could fall at lower levels.

Another warning which lasts through Saturday could also see 20-30mm of rainfall in many places whilst the final warning, which covers most of Sunday, says that “periods of heavy rain” are expected in Wales and north-west England and will bring the risk of further flooding.

Deputy chief meteorologist Martin Young said: “Saturday will be very wet and windy for many northern and western parts of the country as low-pressure sweeps north-eastwards past north-west Britain.

“Another system quickly follows on Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing further heavy rain and strong winds.”

This is falling on already saturated ground from what has been “a wet October” so there is an increased risk of flooding in some warning areas, he added.

Gary White, the duty tactical manager for Natural Resources Wales, said flooding is likely up and down the country over the next few days.

He said: “Our emergency response workers will be at key sites checking defences are in good working order and making sure any drainage grids and screens are clear to reduce the risk to people and their homes.”