The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in the North West for Thursday and Friday with threats of persistent and heavy rain.

The yellow warning is in place across parts of the Lancashire, including Lancaster and Blackpool. 

Some roads could be flooded and cause difficult driving conditions and road closures.

The warning is in place from Friday October 29 to Monday November 1. 

What to expect:

From Saturday through to Monday, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Thorton and Lancaster are expected to have heavy downpours throughout the day. 

Other areas will be affected by rain, such as Preston, Manchester and Bolton but aren't included in the yellow warning. 

The Met Office has said flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely in the area, and some public transport services are likely to be affected due to the conditions. 

Journeys on the road are likely to take longer, so it's best to check before you travel. 

What does a yellow weather warning mean?

According to the Met Office, Yellow warnings are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places.

Many people may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected.

Other yellow warnings are issued when the weather could bring much more severe impacts to people but check with the Met Office to see what type of warning has been issued.

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