Weather warning issued as more heavy rain set to hit Leicestershire

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Leicestershire, with more heavy rain set to hit the county.

The weather warning is in place from midday on Monday 10 June to midnight on Tuesday 11 June, with forecasts for ‘prolonged and heavy rain’.

The warning comes after heavy rain today caused chaos on the motorway with three crashes closing the motorway this morning.

Yellow weather warning issued by Met Office

The alert covers Leicester, Loughborough, Thurmaston, Oadby & Wigston, Melton Mowbray, Harborough and Rutland.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “There is a chance that heavy prolonged rainfall could lead to local flooding later on Monday and Tuesday.”

“Whilst some places could miss the worst of the rain, there is a chance that 20-30 mm could occur quite widely, with locally up to 60 mm. “

“Where areas of heavy rainfall become focused, much of this could possibly occur in less than 6 hours. Across southern parts of the warning area, the rain should ease on Tuesday.”

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